Adolescents and youth

ADAP in programmes

© UNICEF/NYHQ2010-3016/Giacomo Pirozzi
Georgia: Tevdore Kublashvili, Aizar Kambarov and Beka Nadiradze warm their hands at a wood stove in the children’s institution in Lagodekhi.

UNICEF has worked since the 1989 adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) to identify ways in which normative processes of international human rights law can inform and guide development work for adolescents.

During the 1990s, the organization moved from viewing the Convention primarily as a basis for global advocacy to exploring both its role, and the role of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), as normative frames of reference for the design and implementation of programmes of cooperation with national partners.

This section provides background on the importance of, and recommendations on how to increase attention to adolescent development in programming.




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