Developed in November 1989, the UNCRC is now the most widely ratified human rights treaty in the world – even accepted by some non-state actors. It outlines 54 specific civil, political, economic , social and cultural rights for children – rights that are applied to all children regardless of ethnicity, gender, religion, language, ability or other status. This treaty has had significant global impact, leading to strengthened national legislation, the development of new, child-safe policies and a general improvement in the lives of children globally, as education, birth registration, health care and living standards have all seen improvement.
The Child Safe Volunteering Hub is one of a number of global initiatives seeking to strengthen child safeguarding practices through networking, collaboration, expert advice and constant advocacy for children and their rights.
Happy birthday to the UNCRC!