They wield considerable power and influence, and can change the lives of millions of children. Those nominated to exalted positions within the world of children's rights can make a massive difference.
But who are they? How are they chosen? And, most importantly, are they the best people for the job?
To become a reality, human rights need to be implemented and overseen by competent and passionate leaders with appropriate experience. However, many of the processes for appointing people to the top jobs in children's rights remains opaque, lacks scrutiny and prioritise politics and diplomacy over children.
CRIN's Transparency campaign will investigate how these appointments are made, highlight some of the problems with these processes, and open them to scrutiny.
Follow the links below for further information on this issue, how we are pushing for transparency around appointment processes and how you can get involved.