UK Commissioners’ 2020 Report to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child
Every 6-8 years the UK and devolved governments’ implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child is examined by the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child.
In June 2016, the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child published a report known as 'Concluding Observations'. The report is about how the UK is doing at keeping the promises it made to children and young people through the UNCRC.
The UN Committee will produce a similar report in 2021.
The List of Issues
This 2020 report from the UK Children’s Commissioners (Northern Ireland, England, Scotland and Wales) informs the UN Committee’s development of the ‘List of Issues Prior to Reporting’ related to the UK’s 2021 periodic report under the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC).
The List of Issues identifies emerging trends and key issues, some of which draw on previous concluding observations while others reflect worrying trends caused by the UK’s departure from the European Union (Brexit) and the Covid-19 pandemic. This report contains recommendations to further improve children’s lives.
The UN Committee will review this report, along with reports from other NGOs, and use it to examine how the government is keeping the promises it made when it signed the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.
- You can review the UK Commissioners’ Report to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child here
- You can view our press release here
- This report to the UN Committee is supported by children and young people’s report and video. To find out more about the ‘“Are we there yet?” Our Rights, Our Say’ report, click here.