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Summary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. The complete text of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, including the Preamble, exceeds 7,400 words. Many online summaries are more than two thousand words long. This brief summary is less than 700 words. It provides a short outline of the 54 Articles. Despite being the most widely adopted human rights treaty in history, it has encountered opposition from Christian conservatives in the USA. They frequently misrepresent what the Convention says, so it's essential to double check any supposed 'quote' from the CRC by consulting the official document (PDF): http://www.unhcr.org/refworld/pdfid/3ae6b38f0.pdf The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights has a web page version.