For every child, every right: The Convention on the Rights of the Child at a crossroads


Date of publication:  18 Nov 2019 Publisher:  UNICEF Publication type:  Report / Study / Data

From the introduction of the report:

Thirty years ago, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Convention on the Rights of the Child at the moment of rapid global change marked by the end of apartheid, the fall of Berlin Wall and the birth of the World Wide Web.These developments and more brought momentous and lasting evolution, as well a sense of renewal and hope for future generations. In a reflection of that hopeful spirit, the Convention has since become the most widely ratified human rights treaty in history.

On Occasion of the 30th anniversary of the Convention on November 20, UNICEF has published this report to celebrate the achievements of the past three decades and the generate dialogue on the critical work that remains. Based on the latest data, the report outlines a selected set of issues that need urgent attention. Where there is political will and determination, the report concludes, children's lives and well-being will improve.


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