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Article 1

Everyone under the age of 18 has all the right in the Convention.


Article 2

The Convention applies to everyone: whatever their race, religion or abilities, whatever they think or say, whatever type of family they come from.


Article 3

The best interests of the child must be a top priority in all things that affect children.


Article 6

Every child has the right to life. Governments must do all they can to make sure that children survive and develop to their full potential.


Article 12

Every child has the right to have a say in all matters affecting the, and to have their views taken seriously.