This page proposes a selection of national, European and international, institutional and non-institutional websites concerning children in general and, in particular, the protection and promotion of children’s rights .

The websites offer a rich and updated documentation on the rights of the child. They are constantly updated and provide a usually downloadable significant and comprehensive documentation (research reports, projects, videos, etc.).

Additional websites operating in the sector of child policies are listed in the page Websites of interest of this website.


Italian Websites

Established in 2011 (Law 112/2011), the Guarantor Authority is a body that enjoys autonomous powers of organisation and administrative independence and is not subject to hierarchical subordination. It ensures the full implementation and protection of children’s and young people’s rights under the Convention at national level, playing an important role in guiding and raising awareness among political institutions.

Also known as UNICEF Italia, the Committee, founded in 1974, is an integral part of the global structure of UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund, the subsidiary body of the UN with the mandate to protect and promote the rights of girls, boys and adolescents (aged 0-18) throughout the world, and to contribute to improving their living conditions.

 Working Group for the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC Group) - Network established in 2000 and currently consisting of 96 stakeholders from third sector (non-profit) associations. The group is organised by Save the Children Italy and is primarily aimed at promoting and protecting the rights of children and adolescents. It produces its own ‘Report’ on the implementation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child in Italy, supplementary to the official report of the Italian Government, to be submitted to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child at the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights.

Established at the end of 1998 as a non-profit organisation, it began its activities in 1999. Now it stands as an NGO (non-governmental organisation) recognised by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. It carries out activities and projects aimed at both boys and girls from developing countries and those living in Italy.


European and international Websites

An international non-governmental organisation committed to defending human rights. The purpose of Amnesty International is to promote, in an independent and impartial manner, respect for human rights as laid down in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and to prevent specific violations of those rights.

Council of Europe section dedicated to the rights of children and young people.

CRIN  is an international information network supporting the United Nations in the implementation of the International Convention on the Rights of the Child and children’s rights in general. CRIN has more than 1400 member organisations from over 130 countries.

The Rights of the Child page on the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights website.

A Swiss foundation under private law based in Sion, dealing with children’s rights. It conducts activities in Switzerland and abroad. The Institute works to improve the implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.

International non-governmental organisation founded in 1924. It provides assistance in resolving international child protection cases.

Created in Great Britain after the First World War, Save the Children International brings together several national non-governmental organisations dedicated to protecting and supporting children and adolescents. The organisation works to foster significant improvements in the way the world treats children and to bring about immediate and lasting changes in their lives.

Founded in 1960 in Lausanne (Switzerland) to defend children’s rights, its mission is to protect children from all forms of violence or abuse and to ensure that every child has the right to health, education and life.

Page of the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child.

Set up by the UN in 1946, at the end of the Second World War, as a temporary organisation to improve the living conditions of children who had been affected by the war. Subsequently, in 1953, the United Nations Children’s Fund, which continues to be referred to as UNICEF, was established to protect and safeguard the rights of children worldwide.

The UNICEF international research centre on childhood and adolescence has been active since 1988 at the Istituto degli Innocenti in Florence.