Convention on the Rights of the Child

Fact sheets

For additional information on topics covered in these pages on the Convention on the Rights of the Child, see the following fact sheets, all in PDF format:

Rights under the Convention on the Rights of the Child: The Convention is written as a legal document. This fact sheet provides a plain-language summary of the articles of the Convention.

Implementation guidelines for the Convention on the Rights of the Child:In its reviews of States parties' reports, the Committee on the Rights of the Child recommends that States use the Convention as a guide in policymaking and implementation, and has offered the suggestions and guidelines presented in this fact sheet.

The Committee on the Rights of the Child: The Committee is at the centre of a process to monitor States' implementation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child. This fact sheet provides background information on the work of the Committee and a link to the Committee's website.

The right to participate:Several provisions in the Convention reflect children's right to participation. This fact sheet discusses the practical meaning of children's right to participate.

Rights of girls: The Convention guarantees the rights of all children. This fact sheet discusses the problem that girls are not always granted equal access to their rights.


 

 

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