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End of year quiz special


1. What happened in December at UN Headquarters in New York?

A: The launch of a global initiative to fight discrimination against children at school
B: The five year follow-up event to the Special Session on Children
C: The launch of a hostile takeover of Save the Children by UNICEF


2. Which landmark convention was Jamaica the first country to ratify earlier this year?

A: The Convention on the Rights of the Child
B: The Convention on Climate Change
C: The Disability Convention


3. What groundbreaking, world-beating, revolutionary new resource did CRIN launch this year?

A: A limited edition CRIN pencil case
B: A database on global child law and policy
C: A beautiful CRINMAIL made of gold


4. Which new position was created at the UN this year following a successful campaign by children's rights NGOs?

A: A Special Representative to the Secretary General on Violence Against Children
B: A Special Representative to the Secretary General on Children and Pornography
C: A Special Rapporteur on Children and Sexuality


5. What 200th anniversary was celebrated in March?

A: Elizabeth Taylor's
B: The creation of UNICEF
C: The Abolition of the Slave Trade Act


6. What were the subjects of the two CRIN hardcopy newsletters (now called 'The Review') released this year?

A: Child labour and Emergencies
B: The 18th birthday of the Convention on the Rights of the Child and Disability
C: Emergencies and the 18th birthday of the Convention on the Rights of the Child


7. What was the subject of this year's Day of General Discussion at the Committee on the Rights of the Child meeting in September?

A: Resources for Children - Responsibility of States
B: Resources for Children - Responsibility of parents
C: Resources for Children - Responsibility of religious leaders


8. Which institution was five years old in January?

A: The Committee on the Rights of the Child
B: CRIN
C: Guantanamo Bay


9. What did Portugal, New Zealand, Greece, Uruguay, Venezuela and Spain have in common in 2007?

A: they all banned corporal punishment of children
B: they all banned under-18s from kissing
C: they all ratified the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilties


10. Which is the only country in the world that continues to use the death penalty systematically for children?

A: Japan
B: Saudi Arabia
C: Iran