Celebrating 33 Years of the Convention on the Rights of the Child!

The Convention on the Rights of the Child is 33! Find ways to celebrate, advocate, teach, and more! Thirty-three years ago, on November 20, 1989, world leaders adopted the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) an international agreement on childhood. Now the most ratified of all international treaties, this historic commitment to the world’s children has radically transformed young lives across the globe. It sets out the rights that must be realized for children to develop to their full potential.

But still not every child gets to enjoy a full childhood. Still, too many childhoods are cut short. It is up to our generation to demand that leaders from government, business and communities fulfill their commitments and take action for child rights now, once and for all. HRE USA 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.

Every Child, Every Right Toolkit

The Every Child, Every Right Toolkit is a curated online resource for teaching and learning about The UN Convention on The Rights of the Child.

CRC in the USA Campaign

In honor of the upcoming 30th Anniversary of the CRC, HRE USA is galvanizing support for U.S. ratification of the CRC at local, national and federal levels.

Children’s Rights Resources

Our full library of materials on children’s rights including curriculum, lesson plans, documents, manuals, articles, books, film and more.

Show Your Support For the CRC!

Help us celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC). Share a video about why the CRC is important to you. #ForEveryChild #CRC30


HRE USA recognizes the Human Rights Watch Student Task Force for its leadership in the promotion of children’s rights and its youth activism locally, nationally, and internationally