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Our Mandate

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.

Our Launch

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.



Our Structure

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.

Our Activities

Monitoring

Monitor right violation of children and conduct accurate analysis of the situation of children in the region and give feedback and support to member states in developing evidence-informed policies for children.

Dissemination

Disseminate reports on the status of the CARICOM Framework for Action for Children as sponsored and requested by the CARICOM Secretariat.

Assistance

Provide technical assistance in CRC reporting and to monitor the progress of implementation of the CRC.

Advocacy

Act as an advocate for children’s issues, thus giving a voice to the most vulnerable groups in the region.


Topics/themes

  • Children and the Media
  • Children working and living on the street
  • Economic Rights
  • Family and Alternative Care
  • Featured Publication
  • Gender and Girls
  • Health and Welfare
  • Publications
  • Regional Issues
  • Youth Blog