Geneva/Brussels, 20 November 2013 – Universal Children’s Day. Today is the 24th anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, adopted on 20 November 1989,

Terre des Hommes International Federation celebrate this birthday together with others child rights organisations.

Make the European Parliament a Child Rights Champion!

This is name of the European Manifesto launched at the European Parliament today. The European Child Rights Manifesto calls for a political commitment to promoting children’s rights in European Parliament politics in the run-up to the EP elections 2014. It also calls on the Members of the European Parliament to become Child Rights Champions to promote and protect children’s rights while implementing their parliamentary activities.

For more information go to
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Download the full Manifesto and use it for campaigning at national level

UP Child Rights! Universally Promoting Child Rights!

UP Child Rights is a campaign led by Child Rigths Connect. The campaign petition is asking all Members of the United Nations to ratify and implement the Convention on the Rights of the Child and its three Optional Protocols: every day child rights are violated, everywhere. We need a change.

Sign and spread the petition now at