United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) is the world’s promise for children

The world made an extraordinary commitment to all children through its adoption of United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) on 20 November 1989. The CRC is the most rapidly and widely ratified international human rights treaty in history.

The CRC has made a world of difference in the lives of millions of children, but this historic milestone must serve both as an urgent reminder of the millions whose rights are not realized – and an opportunity to renew our commitment to reach every child, especially the most disadvantaged.

25 Achievements for Children

Over the past years, we have been pleased to witness the changing lives and improved living conditions of many. Yet, we have to remind ourselves that millions of children are still left behind.


Learn more about 25 Years of the Convention on the Rights of the Child

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Is the World a better place for children?

An article extracts from Every Child (Fall/ Winter 2014 – [email protected] Special Edition) by UNICEF HK

It introduces how UNICEF innovation can help in equity and emergencies, 25 achievements for children and the voices of children from different countries.

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TeachUNICEF ‘s education resources on various global topics: https://teachunicef.org

UNICEF website on “Innovation”: http://www.unicef.org/innovation


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