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.
Learn about the Convention on the Rights of the Child, the most-ratified treaty in the entire world, which codifies into law, basic standards in health, education, protection and social services for children.
Youth gathered in Copenhagen Denmark in December 2009, to discuss and offer policy prescriptions on the issue of climate change.
This youth generated video highlights the issue of child labor.
This youth generated video highlights the issue of water conservation.
Clean water is a necessity for life, yet nearly one billion people do not have access to
safe drinking water and approximately 2.5 billion do not have access to adequate sanitation.
Read about how community health partnerships in Nepal are helping to improve, water, sanitation and health.