Working together, achieving more
A joint commitment to take action in response to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child’s Concluding Observations
The UK State party (England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland) signed up to the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) on 16 December 1991. The UNCRC applies to everyone under 18.
Every five years the UN Committee examines the state party to see how well it is progressing children’s rights. The last examination finished in September 2008 and the UN Committee issued a set of concluding observations or recommendations in October 2008. To view the recommendations click here.
As some of the issues are common to England, Scotland and Wales as well as here, we think we can tackle them more effectively if we work together. We have therefore developed ‘Working Together; Achieving More’ a joint statement of commitment to take action in response to the UNCRC concluding observations.
This identifies four common issues on which we will take action together.
Priorities and plans for Northern Ireland
We also have our own priorities for taking the concluding observations forward here. To find out about our priorities and how we are going to progress these you can download the pdf below..