14 March 2024

Recommendations of the Committee on the Rights of the Child

The  Committee on the Rights of the Child  is the UN body of independent experts responsible for monitoring the implementation of the  Convention of the Rights of the Child (CRC)  and its Optional Protocols. In the ambit of this process, the Committee examines periodic reports prepared by governments and independent stakeholders from each State…, Overview, The ‘Overview’ page includes a visual representation of the ECA countries using a map of the region, a tree map chart based on the Themes Framework and a horizontal bar chart based on the Modified Determinant Framework, which are automatically updated based on the filtering options chosen on the map. The map allows filtering per country, i.e.,…, Sub-regional view , The ‘Sub-regional view’ page shows a map of the ECA region and includes three different kinds of charts that show recommendations grouped by sub-regions. Each country is assigned a colour code according to the colour scheme of the sub-region: Western Europe, Western Balkans, Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia. The country classification…, Country view , The ‘Country view’ page allows comparison of the recommendations for up to 5 countries.  The bar charts display the number of recommendations at a theme level per country, while a more detailed presentation at a sub-theme level is possible by clicking on the theme of interest and choosing the option ‘Break into sub-themes’. Hovering over a bar…, Recommendation view , The ‘Recommendation view’ page displays the full text of the recommendations selected based on the following filtering options: ‘Country’, ‘Bottleneck type’, ‘Bottleneck’, ‘CRC theme’ and ‘Sub-theme’.  And users can choose to see only the latest recommendations for each country (i.e., if a country has recommendations available for more than one…
01 March 2024

Data-Related Recommendations of The Committee on The Rights of The Child

The paper presents a comprehensive overview of the Committee's recent recommendations to State parties in the Europe and Central Asia (ECA) region, emphasizing data collection, analysis, dissemination, and utilization concerning children. The analysis encompasses various key themes, including data collection systems, education, health, violence against children, and standard of living. Notably, the Committee targeted the importance of centralized, integrated, and comprehensive data collection systems covering all areas of the Convention on the Rights of the Child and its Optional Protocols. It centered on the need for disaggregated data to analyze the situation of all children, especially those in vulnerable situations, and advises governments to collaborate with strategic partners, including UNICEF, for technical support. In addressing specific vulnerabilities, the Committee recommends focusing on various groups such as children from disadvantaged households, victims of violence, rural children, minority groups, and children with disabilities in data collection efforts. Recommendations focused on the importance of qualitative indicators alongside quantitative ones, particularly in understanding factors contributing to low attendance and dropout rates in disadvantaged groups. Furthermore, the paper emphasizes the necessity of robust data on health, environment, and climate change impacts on children, as well as systematic data collection on violence against children and standard of living. The findings of the recommendations highlighted the critical role of data-driven policies and collaborations in promoting children's rights and welfare in the ECA region. The report is based on the Dashboard of the UNICEF Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia on the Recommendations of the Committee on the Rights of the Child. For further insights, visit the Recommendations of the Committee on the Rights of the Child Dashboard.