The Convention on the Rights of the Child

In 1989, governments around the world have promised equal rights for all children by adopting the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, also known as CRC.

Haiti signed the CRC 26 January 1990 and ratified June 8, 1995.

These rights describe what a child needs to survive, grow, participate and achieve its potential. They apply to all children, regardless of who they are and where they come from.

The CRC is the basis of all the work of UNICEF. It is the most comprehensive statement of the rights of the child ever produced and the international treaty for the protection of human rights the most widely ratified of history.

With timounyo we’ll go to the children of Haiti and tell their stories.