The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) sets out the fundamental rights for children. It’s a complete statement of children’s rights and outlines the civil, political, economic, social, and cultural rights that all children are entitled to. 

The UNCRC is the most widely ratified treaty in the world and its 42 articles cover all aspects of a child’s life and take into account the best interests of children, access a summary here

These rights can be categorised as:             

  • survival rights
  • protection rights
  • developmental rights
  • participation rights
Children’s Rights-Based Approach