Committee on the Rights of the Child

Comité des droits de l'enfant

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History

within the framework of United Nations (UN), by the States party to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC). Also referred to as: United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child. Managed by Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) at United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG).

Aims

Monitor implementation of the provisions of the Convention on the Rights of the Child as well as the Optional Protocols to the Convention on the involvement of children in armed conflict, on the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography, and on a communications procedure.

Future Events

2019 Geneva, Switzerland – Session

Past Events(1)

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Activities

States having ratified or acceded to the Convention report to the Committee within 2 years of entry into force and then at 5-year intervals, providing information including the principal legislative, judicial, administrative or other measures in force, on: general measures taken to implement the Convention; definition of a child under their laws and regulations; application of the general principles of non-discrimination, best interests of the child, right to life, survival and development and respect for views of the child; civil rights and freedoms; violence against children; family environment and alternative care; basic health and welfare; education, leisure and cultural activities; special protection measures for children in situations of emergency, children in conflict with the law, children in situation of exploitation and children belonging to a minority or an indigenous group. States having ratified or acceded to the Optional Protocol on the involvement of children in armed conflict or the Optional Protocol on the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography shall submit a report to the Committee on implementation of the provisions of the Optional Protocol within 2 years of entry into force. Thereafter, States Parties shall include in their periodic reports to the Committee regarding the Convention on the Rights of the Child any further information with respect to implementation of the Optional Protocol. States party to the Optional Protocol(s), but not party to the Convention, shall submit a report every 5 years, after submission of the initial report on the Optional Protocol. Organizes: Session (three times a year) in Geneva (Switzerland); Day of General Discussion on the Right of the Child to Be Heard, (biennial) in Geneva.

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Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 3 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 13 non-governmental organizations.
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Members

Members in 223 countries
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Subjects *

  • Society
    • Infants
  • International Relations
    • United Nations
  • Peace
    • Rights

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 1: No PovertyGOAL 2: Zero HungerGOAL 3: Good Health and Well-beingGOAL 4: Quality EducationGOAL 5: Gender EqualityGOAL 6: Clean Water and SanitationGOAL 7: Affordable and Clean EnergyGOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthGOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and InfrastructureGOAL 10: Reduced InequalityGOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and CommunitiesGOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and ProductionGOAL 13: Climate ActionGOAL 14: Life Below WaterGOAL 15: Life on LandGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong InstitutionsGOAL 17: Partnerships to achieve the Goal

UIA Org ID

E1444

Last News Received

2018
* Subject classification is derived from the organization names and aims.
** UN SDGs are linked to the subject classification.

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