Watch a video about how UNICEF supports efforts to improve child survival, and the improvement of maternal health.
Thirteen-year-old Mulu Melka's soft voice and shy demeanor hide a character marked by courage, determination and steady nerves. Using her ingenuity, Mulu was able to get out of two forced marriages, and protect herself from HIV/AIDS.
Learn about Doly, a teenager from Bangladesh who teaches her community about safe hygiene practices.
Learn about the story of Ena, a girl who is provided economic opportunity through the mechanism of Microfinance.
View a timeline portraying how the subject of Child Rights has evolved and adapted.
The Convention on the Rights of the Child sets the standards for the care, treatment and protection of all children. Interpreting these standards and applying the measures required to realize the rights they safeguard relies on the actions parents, families and communities, civil society and the media, governments and international agencies, the private sector, advocates and activists, individuals and institutions, and
children, adolescents and young people.
Here, the Sixth Stocktaking Report accounts for both progress made and setbacks identified in the last two years. Globally countries have made more inroads on new HIV infections among children since 2011 than in the previous decade, but the rate of slowing new infections isn't yet on track to meet Millennium Development Goal 6 by its 2015 deadline.
In the report, follow the narrative of how low- and middle-income countries have responded to HIV and AIDS in the first and second decades of a child's life. Several national governments have made remarkable progress on mother-to-child transmission, yet lagged where adolescent protection is concerned.
The following text is an unofficial summary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child and can accompany the Convention on the Rights of the Child unit.