After lots of hard work by the global Children’s Advisory Team set up by Child Rights Connect to jointly develop with UNICEF the official child-friendly Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), we are delighted to share with you some of the final materials!  

To mark the 30th anniversary of the CRC, the resources aim to help raise awareness and understanding of children’s rights and the CRC among children and adults globally. This is the first time a child-friendly CRC has been developed with a global team of child advisors!  

You can find a link to the UNICEF ‘weshare’ space for the documents here, where you can download:   

  • child-friendly CRC poster leaflet  
  • child-friendly CRC booklet  
  • The CRC child-friendly icons (colour and black and white)  
  • A background document to the project  

Full link here: https://weshare.unicef.org/CS.aspx?VP3=SearchResult&STID=2AMZIFJJXAUY&VBID=2AMZVNLILWGX#/SearchResult&STID=2AMZIFJJXAUY&VBID=2AMZVNLILWGX 

As the documents become available in different languages and formats, they will be uploaded on the UNICEF ‘weshare’ link.  

***Please circulate widely and use/share within your networks!***  

Please note! As part of this project, a Guide for Adapting the Child-Friendly Example of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (Convention) with and for Children in your Context was developed by Queens University Belfast Centre for Children’s Rights to equip adults to empower children to adapt the official text in their context and will also serve as an excellent tool when translating any text into a child-friendly format.

The formal launch of the child-friendly CRC will take place in Geneva on 16th September with two representatives of the Children’s Advisory Team during an event being held by the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child to mark the 30th anniversary of the CRC. We’re happy to let you know that the Committee on the Rights of the Child agreed collectively to support the child-friendly text! More details on this event coming soon!  

Background information to the project and child empowerment process can be found here. We are very happy to let you know more about the project! For more details please contact Emma (grindulis@childrightsconnect.org).