CCRON draws on the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), The Convention on the Eliminations of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) and the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) to carry out its mandate of ensuring that the rights of children throughout the Caribbean are promoted and protected.
The Caribbean Child Rights Observatory Network (CCRON) was established on January 14, 2014, through the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the Institute of International Relations (IIR) of The University of the West Indies, and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) for the Eastern Caribbean Area. View the gallery here.
The official launch of CCRON took place on the 15th and 16th May, 2014 at the Institute of International Relations, The University of the West Indies, St Augustine Campus, Trinidad and Tobago.
CCRON is composed of knowledge centres and institutions that promote children’s rights in the Caribbean. The Institute of International Relations was chosen by UNICEF and CARICOM as the official Hub of this network.
The hub works with the network to gather, compile, analyse, and share data on children, to support regional and national strategies, policies and programs, and inform decision-makers on ways to protect our children.