Innovate for children: 25 anniversary of Convention on the Rights of the Child

The Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) is the first legally binding international instrument to incorporate the full range of human rights—including civil, cultural, economic, political and social rights. In 1989, however, world leaders decided that children needed a special convention just for them because people under 18 years old often need special care and protection that adults do not.

GENERAL INFORMATION

  • From Jan 2014
  • Up Dec 2014
  • Stage En proceso
  • Reto: Premio Nacional de Periodismo por los Derechos de la Niñez
  • Place Nicaragua

General Description

As part of the celebration of the 25th validity of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, state institutions and organizations working on promotion, protection and defense of the children and adolescents´ rights in Nicaragua are performing activities to ensure the fulfillment of the child rights as well as promote its importance.


The Convention on the Rights of the Child sets out the rights that must be realized for children to develop their full potential, free from hunger and want, neglect and abuse. It reflects a new vision of the child. Children are neither the property of their parents nor are they helpless objects of charity. They are human beings and are the subject of their own rights. The Convention offers a vision of the child as an individual and as a member of a family and community, with rights and responsibilities appropriate to his or her age and stage of development. By recognizing children's rights in this way, the Convention firmly sets the focus on the whole child.


The task, however, must engage not just governments but all members of society. The standards and principles articulated in the Convention can only become a reality when they are respected by everyone—within the family, in schools and other institutions that provide services for children, in communities and at all levels of administration.


The near-universal ratification of the Convention reflects a global commitment to the principles of children's rights. By ratifying the Convention, governments state their intention to put this commitment into practice. State parties are obligated to amend and create laws and policies to fully implement the Convention; they must consider all actions taken in light of the best interests of the child.


Innovate for children


Twenty-five years ago, the world made a promise to all its children. When leaders adopted the Convention on the Rights of the Child they committed to do everything in their power to promote and protect children’s rights.


The vision of the Convention can only be achieved if all children’s rights are realized, including the most disadvantaged. No child can be left behind. This demands innovative solutions, creative ideas and fresh thinking.


New ideas and approaches – including innovative services, products, processes and systems – are critical to closing the gaps that prevent so many children from realizing their rights. Innovation means being willing to do things differently and try new ideas, keeping the ones that work and learning from the ones that don’t.

Team

Olga Moraga Amador, Communication Specialist, UNICEF Nicaragua. (omoraga@unicef.org)


Marta García Terán, Communication Assistant, UNICEF Nicaragua. (mgarciateran@unicef.org)


Partners


Global Movement for Children in Nicaragua


The Global Movement for Children is a strategic alliance of leading organizations and networks working in Nicaragua to promote, protect and defend the child rights, comprising: Aldeas Infantiles SOS Nicaragua, Casa Alianza, Care, Codeni, Christian Children Fund of Canada—CCFC, Caritas Nicaragua, Intervida, Plan Internacional, Save the Children, Terre des hommes-Italia, Food for the Hungry, UNICEF and World Vision.
www.gmfc.org


Committee for the 25th Anniversary


Comprised of Institutions of Nicaragua, including: Ministry of Family, Ministry of Health, Ministry of Education, Nicaraguan Institute of Sports, Supreme Court, Central Registry, National Assembly, National Council of Universities, National Police through the Commissioner for Women and Children and Youth Affairs Division.


Fundación Telefónica


Fundación Telefónica is responsible for the social action of the Telefónica Group, and it has the mission of contributing to development of individuals and groups, enhancing learning and knowledge, and thus laying the foundation for future society.
www.fundaciontelefonica.com

News

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Participación de la niñez en la transformación de los espacios públicos para la recreación y la socialización

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Innovar para la Niñez

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Grabación "Imaginemos"

Resources

¿Es el mundo un lugar mejor para los niños?

Un análisis estadístico de los progresos alcanzados desde la aprobación de la Convención sobre los Derechos del Niño. En este ensayo que conmemora los 25 años de la Convención, UNICEF examina cómo el mundo ha cambiado a lo largo del último cuarto de siglo y plantea una pregunta vital: ¿tiene un niño nacido hoy mejores perspectivas de vida que uno que nació en 1989? La respuesta es sí, pero no para todos los niños.
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A call for the enhanced engagement of children in the digital rights discourse

This year, we celebrate the 25th anniversaries of two very different, but equally significant, events: the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child by the United Nations General Assembly and the invention of the World Wide Web by Sir Tim Berners-Lee. The Convention made an extraordinary promise to children by setting out their civil, political, economic, social, health and cultural rights,4 and millions of children around the world have since benefited.
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Children’s Rights in the Digital Age

A growing body of evidence from across the world is also telling us that no matter where they are from, more and more children are relying on digital tools, platforms and services to learn, engage, participate, play, innovate, work or socialise. There are already countless examples of how – when harnessed appropriately – digital tools can help promote human development, by closing gaps in access to information, speeding up service delivery, supporting educational and health outcomes, and creating new entrepreneurship opportunities. The power of technology to jump across borders and time zone
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Plan de actividades de las instituciones del Estado

Plan de actividades de las instituciones del Estado para la celebración de los 25 años de vigencia de la Convención sobre los Derechos del Niño.
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