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COMMITTEE ON THE RIGHTS OF THE CHILD

The Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC) is the body of 18 Independent experts that monitors implementation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child by its State parties. It also monitors implementation of two Optional Protocols to the Convention, on involvement of children in armed conflict and on sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography. On 19 December 2011, the UN General Assembly approved a third Optional Protocol on a communications procedure, which will allow individual children to submit complaints regarding specific violations of their rights under the Convention and its first two optional protocols. The Protocol opened for signature in February 2012 and will enter into force upon ratification by 10 UN Member States.

More about the Committee on the Rights of the Child…


Ratification of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, August 2014

Status of ratification of the Convention on the Rights of the Child

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See the map on ratifications (PDF) of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, or its three Optional Protocols: on the involvement of children in armed conflict; on the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography; and on a communications procedure

Recent Events and Developments

Video of Statement by Kirsten Sandberg, Chairperson of the Committee on the Rights of the Child at the 69th session of the General Assembly, High level session – CRC 25
New York 20 November 2014.  Click for full statement

Video of the statement by Kirsten Sandberg, Chairperson of the Committee on the Rights of the Child

67th session, Geneva, 1-19 September 2014

CRC Day of General Discussion on digital media and children's rights (Geneva, Friday 12 September 2014)
 

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