Child Rights Governance

Save the Children believes that good governance means governmental and institutional decision-making processes that are participatory, accountable, transparent, responsive, efficient, effective, inclusive and within the rule of law.

The Child Rights Governance Program:

  • advances children’s potential to enjoy all their rights set out in the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.
  • creates and strengthens national systems of good governance.
  • supports civil society and children to monitor child rights issues.
  • promotes understanding of child rights.
  • strengthens the capacity of actors accountable for child rights.
  • advocates for investment in children.

Promoting children’s participation in child rights monitoring

  • Working with relevant partners to implement the Third Optional Protocol (OP3) to the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child on a Communications Procedure, i.e. the right of children to make a direct representation to the United Nations.
  • Arranging activities with children and civil society organizations to advocate for recommendations from the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child to be included in relevant policies and programs.

Strengthening good governance to implement Child Rights

  • Piloting a model of “Child Friendly Good Governance” wherein local authorities listen to children’s voices and collaborate with them to ensure children’s rights are fulfilled.
  • Supporting children and children’s organizations to advocate for child rights at decision-making and policy-making levels.

Increasing investment in children

  • Monitoring and evaluating budget planning and spending for children based on the principles of equitability, inclusiveness, quality and efficiency; and working with research institutes, children, civil society organizations and media to influence decision-makers.

United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC)

Save the Children Mongolia led a consortium of Civil Society Organisations to prepare the Supplementary Report to the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child – Mongolia, presented in 2016. It also facilitated children and young people to research and write the Children’s Report to the UNCRC in the same year.

Read our report:
Read our report: "YOUNG VOICES 2017"