The Convention on the Rights of the Child treaty spells out the basic human rights that children everywhere - without discrimination - have:
- the right to survival;
- to develop to the fullest;
- to protection from harmful influences, abuse and exploitation;
- to participate fully in family, cultural and social life.
The key objectives of the Child Rights Information Network are to improve the lives of children by:
- meeting the information needs of organisations and individuals working for child rights
- supporting and promoting the implementation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child
- developing networking tools that enable effective information exchange among members of CRIN
The CRIN programme for child rights includes:
- Website: Containing references to hundreds of reports, recent news and upcoming events, as well as details of organisations working worldwide for children. The site also includes NGO reports submitted to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child.
- Email list service: Distributed twice a week in English, French and Spanish, CRINMAIL provides regular news bulletins about child rights issues, new publications and upcoming events.
- Regional Information: CRIN is working with partners in Africa, the Americas, Asia, the Arab World and Europe in order to promote child rights worldwide.
- Newsletter: Published three times a year, the CRIN Newsletter is a thematic publication that examines a specific issue affecting children. Available in English, French and Spanish it summarises relevant news, events, publications and campaigns.