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Celebrating 30 years of the Convention on the Rights of the Child

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Ratified the Convention on the Rights of the Child on 21 August 1990

Ratified the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the involvement of children in armed conflict on 26 August 2003

Ratified the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the sale of children child prostitution and child pornography on 28 May 2002


  1. Implementation of the Third National Plan of Action for Children for 2017-2022 (NPAC). The NPAC is a medium-term plan of action for children that lays the foundation and defines the key outcomes in achieving the SDGs by 2030. The Plan of Action includes the Philippine Plan of Action to End Violence Against Children (PPAeVAC) and the National Response Plan Against Child Pornography, among others.
  2. The Council for the Welfare of Children (CWC), together with various governmental agencies to include the Presidential Human Rights Committee Secretariat, will spearhead in organizing activities to highlight the 30th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child in November under the theme “Karapatan ng mga Bata” (“The Rights of the Children”).
  3. Issuance of a Memorandum by the Department of Education (DepEd)announcing the celebration of the National Children’s Month and the 30th Anniversary of the CRC in November 2019 to include promotion of activities with/of other agencies,
  4. Conduct of child rights and/or child protection Summit with inter-agency and multi-stakeholder participation,
  5. Development and posting of collaterals pertaining to the celebration through different modes such as; website/social media banner, tarpaulin, leaflets on child rights and wearing of paraphernalia on Children’s Day (November 20).
  6. Organize press releases on the celebration with pieces written by children on the rights of the CRC.
  7. Social media campaign creating awareness on children’s rights, uploaded daily to the DepEd social media platforms with infographics that use a child-friendly interpretation of the right, e.g., Karapatan mag-aral (right to study), karapatanmaglaro (right to play) etc.
  8. Discussion of child rights in the classroom. 
  9. Longitudinal Cohort Study on the Filipino Girl and Boy Child
  10. Evaluation of the National Early Childhood Care and Development (ECCD) Program
  11. National Children’s Congress
  12. Consultation on the children’s legislative agenda for the 18th Congress
  13. Film showing on advocacy campaigns on the rights of the child (such as “Boses”
  14. Annual awarding ceremony of the Presidential Awards for Child-Friendly Municipalities and Cities in the Philippines to culminate the activities.
  15. Training of trainers on Disability Inclusive Disaster Risk Reduction and Management and Climate Change Adaptation conducted in the province of Albay on April 23-27, 2019.
  16. Partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) on the 5-year project on “Building the Resilience of Persons with Disabilities to Cope with the Impacts of Climate Change.”
  17. Local Government Unit (LGU) Convention on Disability Inclusive Local Governance to be held in September to October 2019, which includes topics on children with disabilities.

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