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Weekly Quiz

It's that time of the week! Can you rise to the challenge and tackle CRIN's mighty quiz?


1. Why has the NGO Advisory Council issued an international call for action?

A: To create a specialist Sub-Committee for the Convention on the Rights of the Child
B: To establish a Special Representative to the UN Secretary-General on Violence against Children
C: To gain support for a new Subsidiary Body of the UN General Assembly to address the needs of children


2. How are orphanage owners making money in Liberia?

A: Attracting external funding by using children who are not parentless
B: Selling orphans to overseas families at huge prices
C: Contracting out children to work in factories


3. Which country failed in its bid to join the Human Rights Council following an international campaign against its candidacy?

A: Bulgaria
B: Bosnia
C: Belarus


4. What is seen as a "major problem for young people" by more than 80 percent of 11 to 16-year-olds, according to a survey for a UK children's charity?

A: Sexually Transmitted Diseases
B: Violence
C: A lack of participation


5. Who was elected as the new Chairperson of the Committee on the Rights of the Child?

A: Thomas Hammarberg
B: Yanghee Lee
C: Louise Arbour


6. What emergency measure has been launched in Bangladesh, after a boy from Myanmar crossed the border?

A: A polio vaccination drive
B: A terrorist attack alert
C: The establishment of a refugee camp


7. What did an Italian politician want to ban "to avoid public service television becoming a media execution squad ready to open fire on the Church and the Pope"?

A: A documentary on the sexual abuse of children in the Catholic Church
B: A drama about the Vatican's opposition to the Da Vinci Code
C: Condom advertising


8. Who said: "The politics of fear are fuelling a downward spiral of human rights abuse in which no right is sacrosanct and no person safe"?

A: Paris Hilton
B: Louise Arbour
C: Irene Khan


9. What do the Optional Protocols to the Convention on the Rights of the Child address?

A: The Involvement of Children in Prostitution and Pornography and Violence Against Children
B: The Sale of Children, Child Prostitution and Child Pornography and the Involvement of Children in Armed Conflict
C: The Sexual Exploitation of Children and the Involvement of Children in Hazardous Work


10. What percentage of Roma children in Serbia complete primary school education, according to a new report?

A: 33 percent
B: 61 percent
C: 13 percent