30th Anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child
This year marks the 60th anniversary of UN General Assembly Declaration of the Rights of the Child and the 30th Anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC). As the most widely ratified international human rights treaty in history, the CRC has helped to ensure better protection for the rights of children across the globe. On a multilateral level, the EU places great emphasis on this topic. It co-sponsors with the Latin American and Caribbean Group (GRULAC), an annual resolution on the Rights of the Child at the UN Human Rights Council and at the UN General Assembly, with a special focus this year on the 30th Anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child.
Delegates will discuss children’s rights to live and thrive and their right to dream.
Protecting and promoting the rights of the child
The European Parliament is committed to protecting and promoting children’s rights, not just in Europe, but all over the world.
Convention of the Rights of the Child
The Convention on the Rights of the Child strives to ensure better implementation of children’s rights worldwide. It has inspired the EU and its member states to change laws, policies and practices aimed at the protection and promotion of children’s rights, independent of their nationality or residence status.