Convention on the Rights of the Child

For every child, every right.

UNICEF Afghanistan/2019/Sherzai

Thirty years ago, world leaders made a historic commitment to the world’s children by adopting the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child – an international agreement on childhood. 

It’s become the most widely ratified human rights treaty in history and has helped transform children’s lives around the world. 

In 1994, the Government of Afghanistan ratified the UN CRC, and has made significant progress over the past 15 years, particularly in improving access to health services as well as education for girls and boys.  However, millions of children are still being deprived of their basic rights– including their right to survival, to protection, to health, to learn, to play, to participate, to grow and to develop to reach their full potential.

It is up to our generation to demand that leaders from government, business and communities fulfil their commitments and take action for child rights now, once and for all. They must commit to making sure every child, has every right.

Read and download the Convention on the Rights of the Child.

Act now for child rights, for now and for generations to come: