Ensuring that the rights of children are voiced, protected and fulfilled requires for a solid support system including various actors – line ministries, the Ombudsman, active civil society organizations (CSOs) and other associations dedicated to promotion of children’s rights – and legislation that unambiguously incorporates the international conventions on human rights.
For UNICEF, this translates to action across a breadth of sectors and actors, with emphasis on enhancing the monitoring capacities and generation of quality data. It implies commitment to development of monitoring and evaluation mechanisms, including tools for more systematic data collection, analysis and improved use of disaggregated data.
UNICEF works towards deepening the knowledge and honing the skillset of state institutions and civil society organizations to monitor child rights, to apply stronger data collection practices and be able to conduct meaningful analyses that produce valuable insights for strategic decisions and effective policy reform.
We foster partnerships with local institutions, Civil Society Organizations and private companies, as well as with the European Union, the World Bank and other organizations, to promote cooperation and to seek support for activities aimed at making a societal change by promoting child rights in the country.
Only a well-functioning, robust child rights monitoring system that provides, reports and acts on consistent, credible data can help ensure that for every child, there is a fair chance!