Our Mission: The  realisation of Children’s Rights through the United Nations human rights system.

We are an independent, non-profit network made up of more than 80 national, regional, and international organisations.

Through our members we reach out to every country on the planet. Our shared aim is to ensure that all children can fully enjoy their rights, as defined by the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC).

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2018 in numbers

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DGD remote participants from 66 countires
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Children’s Rights Defenders empowered to report to the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child
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Child Advisors from 19 countries

What We Do

We work to advance the sustained protection, promotion and fulfillment of children’s rights across the world, as set out in the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. We do this in direct collaboration with children human rights defenders, including children themselves, using UN human rights mechanisms to ensure positive long-term impact at every level.

Empowering Children's Rights Defenders
Strengthening the UN

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The views, perspectives and recommendations of children across the world

CRC Sessions

Mon 20

81st Session

13 May - 31 May
Sep 09

82nd session

9 September - 27 September
Jan 13

83rd session

13 January, 2020 - 31 January, 2020

Working Groups

Working groups amplify the discussion on their specific theme at and through the UN, and work to ensure implementation on the ground. Almost half of Child Rights Connect member organisations, 38 in 2017, are working together in six working groups.

Our member network has a broad reach and works in every country in the world.

It is unique in its global outreach and its diversity, constituting a strong and credible global voice on children’s rights.

Help us create a world in which all children can enjoy their rights.

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