The United Nations' Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), signed November 20, 1989, represented a major milestone in the historic effort to achieve a world fit for children. As a binding treaty of international law, Member States of the United Nations agreed to a set of universal rights for all children, in all countries and cultures, at all times and without exception, simply through the fact of their being born into the human family.
This FORA.tv series marking the 20th anniversary of the CRC reminds us the work left to do. The CRC demands a revolution that places children at the heart of human development. This ensures a powerful benefit to the world, if it can rise to the challenge of protecting its most vulnerable members. In the end, the basis of the CRC is a fundamental principle: Children have human rights.