A Model for Action - the Children's Rights Development Unit: Promoting the Convention on the Rights of the Child in the United Kingdom

Innocenti Studies

  • Format
  • Author(s)
    • Lansdown, Gerison;
  • Publisher
    • UNICEF ICDC, Florence
  • Date of Publication
    • 1996
  • Pages
    • 72
  • ISBN
    • 88-85401-30-9
  • IRC Stock Number
    • 5U
  • Publication Cost
    • free
  • Language
    • English


From 1992 to 1995, the Children’s Rights Development Unit worked to promote the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child in the UK. It chose five broad strategies: promoting awareness of the Convention and its practical application to children’s lives; monitoring the extent to which legislation, policy and practice in the UK comply with the Convention; developing practical strategies for implementation; promoting children’s participation; and identifying mechanisms for compliance. The process, which involved many individuals (children included) and hundreds of organizations, is documented here to be shared with kindred organizations in other countries.


Thematic area

Convention on the Rights of the Child   / 


convention on the rights of the child   /  implementation of the crc   /  partnership   /