25th anniversary of UNCRC

UNCRC 25 logo25th anniversary of Ireland’s ratification of UNCRC

The 28th September 2017 marks the 25th Anniversary of Ireland’s ratification of the UN Convention of the Rights of the Child. The Ombudsman for Children’s office are marking this significant milestone by extending an invitation across Irish society to celebrate ‘Children Now, Rights Now’.

Throughout the year we will

Celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Ireland’s Ratification of the UN Convention of the Rights of the Child

Raise awareness and understanding of children’s rights by re-visiting the promise we made to children upon ratifying the UNCRC in 1992

Listen to children and young people living in Ireland today and give them opportunities to voice their views and concerns about the issues facing them now and in the future.

We are inviting everyone to join with us in celebrating this significant milestone for children’s rights. We encourage the education, health, social and cultural sectors and the public service to embrace our key messages and join in the national conversation by organising one off events and activities or initiating longer term projects and programmes with the 25th Anniversary in mind.

Key messages for 25th Anniversary

  • Let’s have a national conversation about ‘children now and rights now’
  • This is the UN Convention on Children’s Rights – individually and collectively, how can we make rights real for Irish children and young people?
  • To the children of Ireland – you are the future ‘rights-enforcers’ with opportunities to shape the future – guide us
  • How do children’s rights relate to their everyday lives and how as a society do we support them?

The OCO will promote activities and events and we are delighted to include practical suggestions and ideas alongside a letter of invitation, a summary of the convention, our logo and a ready-to-use presentation.

Watch out for information and updates about the 25th Anniversary year here and on our Facebook and Instagram and let us know if we can support your planning (01)8656800 and UNCRC25@oco.ie

Summary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child

letter of invitation

Leanaí Anois, Cearta Anois

Suggestions for celebrating the 25th Anniversary

Moltaí chun an Cuimhneachán 25 Bliana a chéiliúradh

slideshow – powerpoint presentation