In the aftermath of World War I, the League of Nations establishes the Child Welfare Committee to address Western nations’ growing concerns over the status of children throughout the world.


The Canadian government ratifies the 1989 Convention on the Rights of the Child. The ratification is a legally binding commitment to upholding children’s rights.


As of this date, the governments of 196 countries have adopted the Convention on the Rights of the Child, making it the most recognized human rights treaty in history.