Actes du Quatrième forum européen des coalitions nationales pour les droits de l’enfant, Bruxelles, 8-10 mars 2005

Décembre 2005

Since the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) came into force in 1989 and subsequently ratified by all UN member States of the European Region, there has been a growing movement among NGOs and civil society organisations in support of the Convention’s implementation.

Many have formed networks, particularly in response to the opportunity provided by article 45 (a) in the Convention, which invites input from experts. Over the years there has been a steady growth in the children’s rights coalitions across the region. Currently, there are some 30 NGO-coalitions within the European Region.