“In all actions concerning children, … the best interests of the child shall be a primary consideration.”
~Article 3, UN Convention on the Rights of the Child
The fifty-four articles in the UN Convention of the Rights of the Child (CRC, 1989) constitute the broadest set of international human rights standards ever developed for children. It provides not only for the protection of children and the provision of the essentials for their survival and full development, but also for children’s participation in their culture and community. The CRC is the culmination of a concept of “children’s rights” that emerged in the nineteenth century when social reformers began advocating protection for children in the workplace.
HUMAN RIGHTS LENS
- Child Labor
- Child Soldiers
RELATED HRE USA PROJECTS:
Every Child, Every Right
In honor of the 30th Anniversary, HRE USA has created the Every Right, Every Child Campaign that includes a resource kit for teaching and learning about the CRC and an advocacy campaign calling for the ratification of the CRC in the United States.