Studying children's rights

Developing policy on child protection
Developing knowledge of childhood rights

The UNICEF International Child Development Centre undertakes and promotes policy analysis and applied research. It provides a forum for international professional exchanges of experience. It advocates and disseminates ideas and policies towards achieving the goals of child survival, protection, participation and development. The core programme is currently concentrated in the following three areas: Economic and social policies research for children; Children's rights; Decentralization, participation and local governance.


A close look at the Convention on the Rights of the Child suggests that the individual articles lie within five principles: survival, development, protection, provision and participation. The most revolutionary part of the Convention is about participation; because in those articles the child develops from an object (of provision and protection) to a subject, an actor and a citizen.

Type Classification:
G: Very Specific strategies
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 1: No PovertyGOAL 2: Zero HungerGOAL 3: Good Health and Well-beingGOAL 4: Quality EducationGOAL 5: Gender EqualityGOAL 6: Clean Water and SanitationGOAL 7: Affordable and Clean EnergyGOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthGOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and InfrastructureGOAL 10: Reduced InequalityGOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and CommunitiesGOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and ProductionGOAL 13: Climate ActionGOAL 14: Life Below WaterGOAL 15: Life on LandGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong InstitutionsGOAL 17: Partnerships to achieve the Goal