World Children's Day: Joint Statement by the European Commission 2022
33 years after the signature of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, we highlight the fact that children's rights are universal human rights. The European Year of Youth has been key to ensuring that the concerns and needs of children and young people remain at the heart of EU policymaking.
The EU is committed to ensuring the protection, promotion and fulfilment of the rights of the child is a Treaty objective and a core commitment of the European Union. Every child, regardless of its background, origins, socio-economic status, race, gender, sexual orientation or abilities has access to the exactly the same set of rights and protection.