The rights of the Child are enshrined in the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) and its two optional protocols.  Child rights programming uses as its basis the rights enshrined in the CRC as well as its guiding principles which include universality, non-discrimination, the best interests of the child, the right to survival and development, and respect for the voice of the child.

Below you will find a listing of resources documenting how child rights-based programming has been applied in practice.  You can also click on  International Standards below to learn more about the content on the rights of the child, including states’ obligations in relation to protecting and ensuring chlidren’s rights or visit the links section.


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