Convention on the Rights of the Child

For every child, every right

Kids in classroom. Photo has illustration elements added to it

Thirty years ago, world leaders made a historic commitment to the world’s children by adopting the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child – an international agreement on childhood. 
It’s become the most widely ratified human rights treaty in history and has helped transform children’s lives around the world.
But still, not every child gets to enjoy a full childhood. Still, too many childhoods are cut short. 
It is up to our generation to demand that leaders from government, business and communities fulfil their commitments and take action for child rights now, once and for all. They must commit to making sure every child, has every right.

Fast facts from the region

Celebrating the CRC around the region

Children Walking
Children Walking
Children Walking
Kids in front of a bus
a boy in an activity
a clown performing on a stage in front of kids
A girl smiling to the camera
A boy showing his drawing to UNICEF workers
a group of children behind a photo frame