Children’s lives should be filled with health, learning, protection, love, joy and play.
To do just that, world leaders made a commitment to the world’s children by adopting the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child 30 years ago.
It’s the most widely ratified human rights treaty in history and has helped transform children’s lives around the world.
But still, not every child gets to enjoy a full childhood. Too many childhoods are cut short.
It is up to our generation to demand that leaders from government, business and communities fulfil their commitments and take action for child rights now, once and for all.
6 actions you can take right now
- Sign up for U-Report and raise your voice about your rights
- Use social media to advocate for children’s issues
- Volunteer for a local children’s organization
- Lead a workshop on children’s rights
- Host a pop-up festival to educate children on their rights
- Speak up and share your views on children's rights on Voices of Youth!
Online course: Children’s rights and why they matter
This short course will enhance your understanding of child rights and how to apply a child rights lens to your everyday life.
World’s Largest Lesson: Lessons, projects and resources to learn about topics related to your rights
Health. Environment. Safety. Pick a subject you want to learn more about and get activated on.
Child-Friendly Version of the CRC
Learn about your rights in this easy-to-read version of the Convention on the Rights of the Child.
Kids are demanding their rights,
Kids are acting now for a better tomorrow
What will you do?
Hear what young people have to say
Let’s make global children’s participation a reality
Children are often left out of decisions made for them. Konstantinos from Greece believes this must change. Here's why.
Children use CRC to hold their leaders accountable
Learn more about the 16 children from around the world that filed a landmark complaint through the CRC against their government’s inaction on the climate crisis.