30th Anniversary of the UNCRC

Today, 20 November 2019, marks the 30th Anniversary of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC). 

Recognising the importance of this milestone in the development of children’s rights, the HCCH also wishes to recall the role played by the following HCCH Children’s Conventions and Protocol in the day-to-day implementation of the UNCRC worldwide: 

As the UNCRC underlines, effective protection of children’s rights across frontiers can only be achieved through inter-State co-operation. The above HCCH Children’s Conventions and Protocol have been developed over the last forty years; they provide the practical machinery to enable States to work together towards the international protection of children. 

For further information, please refer to the HCCH Children’s Conventions.