Convention on the Rights of the Child

UNICEF’s global work for the Convention on the Rights of the Child

The energy, dedication, and innovation of UNICEF teams help keep the importance of children's rights front and center.

Around the world, UNICEF teams are working together, working in communities and working with policy-makers to advance the goals and ideas linked to the CRC. It’s the interconnectedness of these teams that produce the breadth and effectiveness of UNICEF's work.

Please explore the list below to get a sense of who's doing what for children around the world.

MALAYSIA
 
ALBANIA

ALGERIA
In Algeria, a public service announcement on child rights will be produced on radio and TV with the participation of UNICEF Ambassadors. A National media award on the CRC@25 will be launched on the national radio.

ARGENTINA
In Argentina, the Universidad de Buenos Aires on will hold two programmes on children’s rights. 

ARMENIA

AUSTRALIA

AUSTRIA
In Austria, a workshop on the CRC will be held for adolescents and adults. both in close cooperation with the Vienna International Centre.

BELGIUM
In Belgium, a Child Rights festival and an online petition to encourage the public to sign UNICEF Belgium’s manifesto for children’s rights

BOLIVIA

BOTSWANA

CANADA
In Canada, there will be a Take your MP (Member of Parliament) to School Day in conjunction with the CRC@25

CENTRAL AND EASTERN EUROPE COMMONWEALTH OF INDEPENDENT STATES

EASTERN AND SOUTERN AFRICA

DENMARK
In Denmark, the sentence ‘Alle børn har ret’ which is similar to ‘The right of every child’ will be used in all media produced by UNICEF Denmark to make the convention more visible for a Danish audience There will also be a website developed to highlight the Convention.

PACIFIC ISLANDS

FINLAND
In Finland, there will be a CRC flag-hoisting ceremony at the Parliament, with a preceding public advocacy campaigns by leading children’s’ organisations.

FRANCE
In France, “Each Month a Right”, a web/radio chronicle on key progresses in child rights areas (connected to international holidays) will be broadcast all year. There will also be TV documentary and short films produced in partnership with national French TV, and a National Book Fair dedicated to CRC (expecting 100,000 visitors).

GEORGIA
In Georgia, A discussion series (10 discussions) with participation of civil society and media on the most acute child rights issues will be organized thought the year.   

GERMANY
In Germany, there will be a National Day of Action with children, parliamentarians, and volunteers, in discussion with the president.

HONG KONG
In Hong Kong, groups of marginalized children invited to produce their own one minute videos portraying their stories. All UNICEF clubs will release the videos in their own schools. There will also be radio segments of Voices of Youth dedicating all of November to stories on marginalized children.

ICELAND
All primary and secondary schools will receive a ‘birthday present’ of CRC education materials, and there will be a launch of an online toolkit of CRC implementation for municipalities

ITALY
In Italy, a public event for the Italian translation of the State of the World’s Children report and involve schools and young people locally about the topic of innovation.

JAPAN

NORWAY
In Norway, there will be a Democracy Project for adolescents--working with the national Broadcast company (NRK) to map challenges related to the CRC from the kids communities, collect the issues and confront the politicians.

SPAIN
In Spain, a report will be launched on the situation of children in Spain (at national and regional level). It will include a review on the situation of childhood in Spain 25 years after implementation of the CRC.  There will also be an International Experts Seminar to review the implementation and challenges of the CRC after 25 years.

SWEDEN
In Sweden, among other activities, there will be a seminar during political/lobbying week in July (Almedalen), and on 20 November, there will be a hearing where children and youth ask politicians questions.

SWITZERLAND
In Switzerland, there will be a publication of research and survey findings on the situation of children and adolescents.

UNITED KINGDOM
In the UK, there will be a launch of Rights Respecting Schools at the heart of CRC@25; it was built over 5 years a major public moment for schools to help engage public discourse on children's rights.


 

 

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