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“For Every Child, Every Right”

By USCRI November 20, 2023

Each year on November 20, the international community marks World Children’s Day on which it commemorates the adoption of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), reiterates the call to protect and uphold children’s rights, and celebrates action taken both for and by children and youth to better the world.

This year the theme, “For Every Child, Every Right”, serves as a reminder that regardless of who they are, where they are, or how they got there, all children have rights that cannot be taken away.

 

What is the Convention on the Rights of the Child?

Adopted on November 20, 1989, the CRC represented a historic commitment by countries across the globe to affirm, prioritize, and uphold children’s rights. The CRC became the most widely ratified human rights treaty in history and today is ratified by every UN Member State except for the United States of America.

THE CRC OUTLINES:

  • Who is a child?
  • What are their rights?
  • Government responsibilities.

RIGHTS INCLUDE:

  • Education.
  • Health.
  • Protection.
  • Identity.
  • Play.
  • & More.

 

Every Child, Every Right

Across the globe conflicts are becoming increasingly protracted, new escalations of violence are occurring, climate disasters are more frequent, and humanitarian crises are worsening – all inflicting devastating impacts on children and their rights.

If the international community is to work towards concrete solutions with the hope of achieving sustainable peace, this World Children’s Day and beyond, it is essential that all children are protected, included, supported, and have their voices heard.

 

Child-focused policy & advocacy

USCRI continues to mainstream a child-focused lens in its policy & advocacy work. Click the links below to access our most recent child-focused publications.

 

 

USCRI, founded in 1911, is a non-governmental, not-for-profit international organization committed to working on behalf of refugees and immigrants and their transition to a dignified life. 


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