Convention on the Rights of the Child

For every child, every right.

Branding at UNICEF Child Rights Festival at the opening of the 30th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child in Lebanon (CRC)
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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 (CRC) – an international agreement on childhood.

This international agreement, ratified by Lebanon in 1990, has become the most widely ratified human rights treaty in history and has helped transform children’s lives around the world.

But still not every child gets to enjoy a full childhood. Still, too many childhoods are cut short.

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.

“In times of economic crisis and changes affecting the country and its children, UNICEF is actively listening to the voice of children and young people, who are expressing their concerns for a brighter future."

Yukie Mokuo - UNICEF Representative in Lebanon

Join the voices of children in Lebanon and support their rights

Kids are raising their voices.

Kids are acting for a better tomorrow.

Kids are expressing their concerns and recommendations.

Support child rights.

Branding at UNICEF Child Rights Festival at the opening of the 30th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child in Lebanon (CRC)
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Audio CDs at UNICEF Child Rights Festival at the opening of the 30th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child in Lebanon (CRC)
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For more Information about the Convention on the Rights of the Child in Lebanon. 

Child Rights Festival in Horsh Beirut

To mark the 30th anniversary of the CRC, 1000 people gathered at Horsh Beirut for the Child Rights Festival on 5 July 2019. The festival included different activities, varying from interactive theatre, storytelling, puppet shows, music, paint and craft workshops, hakawati and live performances. Children and young people got the chance to learn about their rights in a fun way, laughing, sharing their impressions with one another and their parents. 

 Check out the festival's photo essay

Child Rights Bus

UNICEF launched with ASSABIL the Child Rights bus, a mobile library that will travel all over Lebanon to shine a spotlight on children's rights.

UNICEF Child Rights bus, a mobile library that will travel all over Lebanon to shine a spotlight on children's rights.
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The adventures of Jad and Tala

“The adventures of Jad and Tala” are series published by the UNICEF office in Lebanon that includes a collection of children's stories designed for children aged between 4 and 9 years old to highlight key child rights and themes that affect the educational, psychological, health and social development of children.

“Playing is so much fun!” is the first book of the series and focuses on Positive Parenting.