Linking Child Rights and the SDGs

Fulfilling all rights of every child.

On 17 June 2018 in Mongolia, (left-right) Nomin-Erdene, 7, her cousin, Anar, 4, and her sisters Nandin-Erdene, 5, and Namundari, 8, laugh outdoors in an area near their home, in Uvur Maanit in the Janjin bagh area, in Erdenetsogt soum in Bayankhongor Province.
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Presently, we stand at a crossroads and particularly important moment in time for the world’s children. Against the backdrop of children, adolescents and youth around the world demanding to be heard and taking action for their future through climate strikes in over 170 countries, it is fitting that 2019 was also the 30th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC)1 – the most widely ratified human rights treaty in existence – which guarantees every child the right to a healthy, safe and sustainable future as well as the right to be heard on issues and decisions that will affect that future. At the same time, the year 2020 marks 10 years until the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)2 are set to be reached. The SDGs -- which call for inclusive economic, social and environmental progress for all people and the planet – are the blueprint for creating the world that all of us need, and that children are demanding.

On 17 June 2018 in Mongolia, (left-right) Nomin-Erdene, 7, her cousin, Anar, 4, and her sisters Nandin-Erdene, 5, and Namundari, 8, laugh outdoors in an area near their home, in Uvur Maanit in the Janjin bagh area, in Erdenetsogt soum in Bayankhongor Province.

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