WELSH ministers must consider the rights of children and young people in all the decisions they make about new legislation, policies and changes to existing policy as of today.
A duty on ministers to have due regard to the requirements of the United Nations Convention of the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) has come into force backed by the Welsh Government's Children's Rights Measure.
Gwenda Thomas, the Deputy Minister for Children, visited Big Pit National Coal Museum to meet schoolchildren and talk about how their lives and rights compared to those of previous generations.
She said: "I am very proud to be involved in this historic occasion in my role as minister on the portfolio for children.
"Wales is breaking new ground on children's rights and other countries will be looking at our experiences as they look to implement the convention.
"We've come a long way since 2004 when we adopted the UNCRC with our work for children and young people."
Questions to Gwenda Thomas.
What rights did you give to N@t@sh@ Lewis when you aided and abetted in her kidnapping from America ?
What rights did you give to N@t@sh@ when she was smuggling letters to her Mother begging to go home ?
None at all.
We have the evidence on your part in the cover up Gwenda.