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1. What are the 'three Ds'?

A: A pop group
B: A range of Canon cameras
C: The short name for a conference marking the 20th anniversary of the CRC


2. How many UN Member States have ratified the Convention on the Rights of the Child?

A: 187
B: 120
C: 193


3. On what date will the Convention on the Rights of the Child be 20 years old?

A: 18 November 2009
B: 18 December 2009
C: 20 November 2009


4. What happened in 1989, besides the birth of the Convention?

A: Emperor Hirohito, of Japan, dies
B: Mikhail Gorbachev is elected as the first executive president of the Soviet Union
C: The World Health Organisation removes homosexuality from its list of diseases


5. How many members of the Committee on the Rights of the Child are there?

A: 21
B: 9
C: 18


6. Who said: "The Convention is not only a visionary document. We are reminded daily that it is an agreement that works and its utility can be seen in the everyday use to which I have seen it increasingly being put by country after country, in policy, in practice and in law"?

A: US president Barack Obama
B: Former UNICEF Executive Director Carol Bellamy
C: The Pope


7. In which country is 'Zumbi Day' celebrated on 20 November?

A: Burkina Faso
B: Bahrain
C: Brazil


8. How did Brent Parfitt, former member of the Committee on the Rights of the Child, sum up 'children's rights' in one word?

A: Achievable
B: Dignity
C: Emancipation


9. Which articles of the CRC provide for the establishment of the Committee on the Rights of the Child (its monitoring body)?

A: 1, 2 and 3
B: 23, 24 and 25
C: 43, 44 and 45


10. What is a General Comment?

A: Interpretations of the CRC, published by the Committee on the Rights of the Child
B: The only kind of statement State delegates can make at UN fora
C: Speeches made by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights