"Every child has the right to live and therefore, although it may seem redundant, to reach his or her full potential in life."
So reads the UN's Convention on the Rights of the Child, which was signed by the US in 1989, but hasn't yet been ratified by the US, the only country on the planet that hasn't done so.
That could change on World Children's Day, which is observed on Nov.
20 each year and is meant to raise awareness of children's rights around the world, per a press release from the UN's Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights.
Here's what you need to know: The basics: The day is celebrated every November 20 as a reminder that "no matter where on the planet they may have been born, all children have the right to health, education, and protection," per the UN website.
"The aim of this day is to remind all citizens that children are the most vulnerable group and, therefore, the one that suffers the most from the different crises and problems in the world."
The rights: The convention states that "regardless of skin color, religion, origin or ideology professed by the parents, all children have the same rights.
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