ERIC Number: ED377973
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Monitoring the Rights of Children. Innocenti Global Seminar (Florence, Italy, May 23-June 1, 1994). Summary Report.
In spring 1994, a seminar involving children's rights activists and researchers was held to examine how the monitoring of children's rights, within the context of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, supports the monitoring of the goals agreed to at the World Summit for Children. The seminar also reviewed the state of the art of child rights monitoring; examined international, national, and sub-national monitoring efforts; and made recommendations to improve the monitoring of children's rights. This seminar report contains sections covering: (1) the monitoring process, including a discussion of indicators of progress and the need to combine watchdog and measurement activities; (2) the holistic vision of children's rights of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, and the clusters of survival, development, protection, and participation rights and provisions identified at the seminar; (3) monitoring at national, sub-regional, sub-national, and international levels; (4) partnerships and alliances with non-governmental agencies, the research community, the media, and computer-based networks; (5) monitoring child rights in emergencies, as in Burundi and Yugoslavia; and (6) recommendations on monitoring in the context of advocacy and political pressure, monitoring for policy formulation and programming, and monitoring for legal enforcement and compliance. (AC)
Descriptors: Audits (Verification), Child Advocacy, Child Welfare, Childrens Rights, Civil Rights Legislation, Compliance (Legal), Evaluation Methods, Foreign Countries, Global Approach, International Programs, National Programs, Nongovernmental Organizations, Seminars
UNICEF International Child Development Centre, Piazza Santissima Annunziata, 12, 50122, Florence, Italy.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Children's Fund, Florence (Italy). International Child Development Centre.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child