Convention on the Rights of the Child

For every child, every right

Girl writes on paper
UNICEF Sudan

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. 

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.

20 November is World Children's Day – a day of action for child rights.

What will you do?

Three girls hold up signs
UNICEF Sudan

In August 1990 Sudan ratified the Convention on the Rights of the Child - one of the first countries to do so.This year the government of Sudan reaffirmed its' commitment to upholds these rights for all children of Sudan, so that they may grow to realise their full potential and contribute towards society and nation building. 

Two boys in a classroom holding a soccer ball
Girls use e-learning tablet
Young boy in White Nile 2018
Boy holds immunization card

These inspiring children are speaking out, claiming their rights and leading the way to the world they deserve