A Second Revolution: Thirty years of child rights, and the unfinished agenda
The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UN CRC) is a landmark in the struggle to recognise children’s rights; a contributor to the unprecedented progress made for children over the last thirty years; and a benchmark against which we can measure how far we must go to ensure the rights of all children are fully realised.
The UN CRC has played a vital role in transforming the lives of millions of children since its adoption in 1989. But for all the extraordinary advances made since then, too many children have been left behind. The task ahead is clear: we must focus on the unfinished agenda and ‘the second revolution’ that will be required to realise the rights of all children.
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