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UK to sign UN children convention


The government has decided to sign the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child in full, the BBC has learned. The convention obliges nations to put the best interests of a child first. Home Affairs editor Mark Easton explains why the UK has retained its opt-out for 17 years.

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