CRC@25 "The Convention on the Rights of the Child at 25: recalling its vision, pursuing its mission" - from 8:00 to 9:30 a.m. Conference Room 7, General Assembly Building, UN HQ, New York

"The Convention on the Rights of the Child@25:recalling its vision

The Convention on the Rights of the Child is the most widely ratified UN human rights treaty. Proposed by Poland in 1979 – the International Year of the Child – the Convention recognized children's civil, political, social, economic and cultural rights. It brought about a paradigm shift in the way children are envisaged by society; building upon the vision of Janus Korczac, a widely-respected Polish pediatrician and educator, children were no longer people to be, but citizens of today, subjects of rights and agents of change.

This event brings together some of the members of the drafting group of the CRC to reflect on the ethos of the Convention and the impact its principles and provisions have in today's world. The event will celebrate the Convention’s vision for children and the continuing pursuit of its noble mission. We would be honoured to count on your presence.