Our Mission: The  realisation of Children’s Rights through the United Nations human rights system.

We are an independent, non-profit network made up of more than 85 national, regional, and international organisations.

Through our members we reach out to every country on the planet. Our shared aim is to ensure that all children can fully enjoy their rights, as defined by the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC).

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CRC Sessions

Jan 17

89th session

17 January, 2022 - 11 February, 2022
May 09

90th session

9 May, 2022 - 27 May, 2022
May 30

91st pre-session (Tentative)

30 May, 2022 - 3 June, 2022

2020 in numbers

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Children’s rights defenders, including children, empowered to report to the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child
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New/updated multilingual resources published to help children engage with the United Nations and adults to engage or support children to engage with the United Nations
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Child advisors, aged between 10 and 17-years-old, from 12 countries across the five continents, including five girls and a child with disabilities

What We Do

We work to advance the sustained protection, promotion and fulfillment of children’s rights across the world, as set out in the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. We do this in direct collaboration with children human rights defenders, including children themselves, using UN human rights mechanisms to ensure positive long-term impact at every level.

Empowering Children's Rights Defenders
Strengthening the UN

Working Groups

Working groups amplify the discussion on their specific theme at and through the UN, and work to ensure implementation on the ground. Almost half of Child Rights Connect member organisations are working together in the different thematic working groups.

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Child Participation

The WG on child participation aims to provide strategic advice and support to the CRCnct Network and partners on children and young people’s participation by harnessing the strong, collective, and influential voice of the Network in empowering children to exercise their rights to participate under the UNCRC.

Our member network has a broad reach and works in every country in the world.

It is unique in its global outreach and its diversity, constituting a strong and credible global voice on children’s rights.

Help us create a world in which all children can enjoy their rights.

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