Children's rights

©UNICEF/HQ04-0327/Mariella Furrer - Anne Njoki, 10, interviews Jerimiah Otieno, 7, to find out why he does not go to school, outside his home in Nairobi, the capital. Anne attends nearby Ruthimitu Primary School, where she has been trained to conduct surveys for the ‘Let’s Go to School’ campaign. Jeremiah has severe asthma and is not in school because his mother worries that he might have an attack while he is away from her.

The importance of accessing relevant information and the necessity of an efficient system for handling it was recognized as a crucial component of its activities at the first meeting in 1991 of Committee on the Rights of the Child, the treaty body responsible for monitoring the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.
For many years, UNICEF IRC has developed and published a CRC Thesaurus and a CRC Glossary, two tools that can promote a better understanding of CRC terminology and strengthen access to data and effective information.