Child Participation




Summary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child

The Preamble
• recalls the basic principles of the United Nations and specific provisions to certain relevant
human rights treaties and proclamations such as the Universal Declaration of Human Rights;
• reaffirms the fact that children, because of their vulnerability, need special care and
protection; and,
• places special emphasis on the primary caring and protective responsibility of the family, the
need for legal and other protection of the child, the importance of respect for the cultural
values of the child’s community, and the vital role of international co-operation in achieving
the realisation of children’s rights.

SummaryUNCRC 2017


Child Participation and Children’s   Ombudsman Institutions within the
European Union



The European Network of Ombudspersons for Children (ENOC) is a not-for-profit association of
independent children’s rights institutions (ICRIs). Its mandate is to facilitate the promotion and protection
of the rights of children, as formulated in the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child:
• to serve as a forum of colleagues for the exchange of information, capacity-building and
professional support among the members;
• to promote and safeguard children’s rights and to work on strategies for the fullest possible
implementation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child;
• to promote the establishment of independent children’s rights institutions (ICRIs) in countries
worldwide and offer support to such initiatives;
• to stimulate contacts and support with and among other ICRIs worldwide and their networks.



A Handbook on Child Participation
in Parliament



One of the hallmarks of democracy is that citizens have the right to be a part of the
decisions that affect their lives. When we trumpet the virtues of parliamentary
democracy, we are praising a system of governance and lawmaking that reflects
the voices, interests and concerns of the entire population. This includes children.
The Convention on the Rights of the Child (adopted by the United Nations General
Assembly in 1989) opens the door to full citizenship for children. Article 1 of the
Convention on the Rights of the Child defines a child as “every human being below
the age of eighteen years unless under law applicable to the child, majority is
attained earlier”. The Convention transforms children from passive objects to active
agents of rights. It demands that their views be considered and given due weight.

Child participation in parliament pdf

2017 Participation Report




An overview of the research and insights into the numbers
The Physical Activity Council’s annual study continued to track participation in 118 sports and
fitness activities. This report gives a broad overview of the study. For more details on specific
sports, please contact the relevant PAC partner (see Methodology).
Overall activity for 2016 had a favorable year with 42% of the population ages 6 and over
participating at least once a week in a high calorie burning activity. Although active to a
healthy level saw more participants, low to medium calorie burning activities saw a decrease
in participation.