We have developed practical information for NGOs wishing to report to the UN Committee on the Rights of the child about the children’s rights situations in their countries, including information specifically targeted to the Optional Protocols to the CRC and for those working directly with children on reports.

This guide provides up-to-date information on the procedures for the examination of reports submitted under the CRC and its Optional Protocols. It also details how civil society organisations can effectively interact with the Committee by submitting information and participating in the pre-sessional working group meeting.

Published in 2014, the guide does not integrate the new procedures and working methods adopted since then. Please refer to our CRC reporting mini-site for updated guidance.

The guide reflects latest official guidelines on OP reporting, including on integrated periodic reporting on both the CRC and the Optional Protocol on the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the Sale of Children, Child Prostitution and Child Pornography (OPSC) and the Optional Protocol on the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the Involvement of Children in Armed Conflict (OPAC). It provides substantive analyses of the provisions under the two treaties, as well as information and advice to NGOs on how to participate effectively in this process.

A reference tool for civil society organisations empowering children in the ongoing monitoring and implementation of the UNCRC and its Optional Protocols and supporting any related activities that are run by, with and for children! Through this Guide, civil society organisations can play a key role in fostering an empowering, safe and sustained participation of children in the CRC reporting cycle as well as in the broader United Nations human rights system.

An introduction for children about the CRC, the Committee on the Rights of the Child and its reporting process.

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Handbook for Adults Participating in the Pre-Session of the Committee on the Rights of the Child:

Handbook for Children Participating in the Pre-Session of the Committee on the Rights of the Child:

Handbook for Adults Monitoring and Engaging in a Session of the Committee on the Rights of the Child:

Handbook for Children Monitoring and Engaging in a Session of the Committee on the Rights of the Child:

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