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 entered into force in April 2014.

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Ratification of the Convention on the Rights of the Child

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

Upcoming Events

The UN Committee on the Rights of the Child commits to a new General Comment on children’s rights and the environment with a special focus on climate change
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Online constructive dialogue, on a pilot exceptional basis, with Luxembourg on 19, 20, and 21 May 2021 (from 14:00 to 16:00 Geneva time) and with Tunisia on 26, 27 and 28 May 2021 (from 12:00 to 14:00 Geneva time). Available live on UN Webcast (UN Live United Nations Web TV).

Day of General Discussion: "Children’s Rights and Alternative Care" 16 - 17 September 2021, CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS (deadline 30 June 2021)

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CRC 30 years

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

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