Core Commitments for Children in Humanitarian Action
Author: United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)
No. of pages: 56
Publication date: May 2010
Publisher: United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)
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The Core Commitments for Children (CCCs) in Humanitarian Action are a global framework for humanitarian action for children undertaken by UNICEF and its partners.
This framework is guided by international human rights law, in particular the Convention on the Rights of the Child1 and, in the case of complex emergencies, also by international humanitarian law. On an operational level, the CCCs are based on global standards and norms for humanitarian action.
The CCCs promote predictable, effective and timely collective humanitarian action. They are realised through a partnership between governments, humanitarian organizations (including UNICEF) and others, mobilizing both domestic and international resources.
The CCCs are driven by the need to fulfill the rights of children affected by humanitarian crisis, and they are therefore relevant in all countries. The CCCs are also applicable to both acute sudden-onset and protracted humanitarian situations.
UNICEF works with partners in pursuing a principled approach and seeks to build an alliance with partners around the CCCs. The organization contributes to the achievement of the CCCs through resource mobilization, direct support to partners and advocacy. The fulfilment of the CCCs, however, depends on many factors, including the contributions of other partners and the availability of resources.
The CCC sector-specific programme commitments form part of a collective programmatic response for children affected by humanitarian crisis and are designed to support wider interagency cluster coordination.