Convention on the Rights of the Child 25 years: Time to move from words to action

Of: Anna Hägg-Sjöquist, Carolina Ehrnrooth, Catharina Gehrke, Elisabeth Dahlin and Véronique Lönnerblad

Today marks 25 years since the Convention on the Rights of the Child was adopted by the UN General Assembly. But despite many and great advances, much work still remains - not least in development cooperation. Sweden has every opportunity to take back the leadership jersey in terms of global child rights work - but words are not enough. One of the big challenges is to ensure that the child rights perspective does not fall away from the Post-2015 agenda, write five Swedish children's rights organizations.

November 20, 2014, Debate