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The Convention on the Rights of the Child

On 20 November 1989, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), establishing one set of fundamental rights for all children and young people. Today, the CRC is the most widely ratified human rights agreement in the world. It was ratified by 193 states, except the United States and Somalia. In 2009 the world community is celebrating 20th anniversary of the CRC.

Ukraine and Convention on the Rights of the Child

Ukraine has made a number of commitments to improve the wellbeing of children - particularly by signing the UN Convention of the Rights of the Child. On 27 February 1991 the Convention was ratified by the Parliament of Ukraine (Verkhovna Rada) decree №789XII (78912) and it came into force for Ukraine on 27 September 1991. Also, in 2003 and 2005 respectively two Optional Protocols to the UN CRC - on the Sale of Children, Child Prostitution and Child Pornography and on the Involvement of Children in Armed Conflict - were ratified by the Parliament of Ukraine and became an integral part of Ukraine national legislation.

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National Plan of Action on realization
of the CRC in Ukraine

(in Ukrainian language)

Alternative report on the implementation of the UN Convention on the
Rights of the Child in Ukraine: 2002-2008:

Ukrainian 
English 

Periodic Report on the CRC implementation in Ukraine to the UN Committee on Children’s Rights (prepared by the Government of Ukraine):

Ukrainian 
Russian


UN Committee on the Rights of the Child: Concluding Recommendations for Ukraine


Alternative Report on the implementation of the optional Protocol to the CRC on the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography (prepared by Ukrainian the civil society organizations)

English 
Russian 

CRC multimedia resources:

Full text of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child

English     Ukrainian    Russian    Other languages 

Text of the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography

English     Ukrainian    Russian 

Cartoons on each article of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child

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Photo essays: UN Convention of the Rights of the Child

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