GUIDELINES FOR THE STATE PARTY REPOSRTS

Under article 44, paragraph 1 (a), of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) the State Party has to submit to the Committee on the Rights of the Child (UN CRC Committee) a periodic report on the implementation of the CRC every five years, within two years after the Convention has entered into force for the State party concerned.

UN CRC Committee has aimed at structuring the reporting process and the dialogue with the State party in such a way that issues of principal concern are dealt with in a methodical and informative manner. For this purpose the Committee has prepared guidelines regarding the form and content of initial reports and periodic reports on the CRC and the Optional Protocols.

These guidelines are public and have been disseminated to all States parties concerned.

Download the General guidelines regarding the form and content of initial reports to be submitted by States

Download the General guidelines for periodic reports

Download the Guidelines regarding initial reports of States Parties to the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the involvement of children in Armed Conflict (OPAC)

Download the Guidelines regarding initial reports of the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the Sale of Children, child prostitution and child pornography (OPSC)

GUIDELINES FOR NGO REPORTS

Under article 45, paragraph (a), of the CRC “The Committee may invite the specialized agencies, the United Nations Children’s Fund and other competent bodies as it may consider appropriate to provide expert advice on the implementation of the Convention in areas falling within the scope of their respective mandates. […] to submit reports on the implementation of the Convention in areas falling within the scope of their activities.”

These Reports are defined as alternatives and supplementary to the Governmental Report.

Download the Guidelines for non-governmental organizations Reporting to the Committee on the Rights of the Child edited by the NGO Group for the CRC.

Committee on the Rights of the Child has also produced Guidelines for the participation of NGOs and individual experts in the pre-session working group of the UN CRC Committee.

Download the Guidelines for the partecipation of NGOs

The Italian NGO Group for the CRC produced a Guide for Italian NGOs.

The Guide for monitoring the CRC was developed to provide a working tool for NGOs involved in the promotion and protection of the rights of the child, so that they may have an indepth knowledge of the principles and the monitoring mechanism of the Convention of the Rights of the Child.

To read the Guide for monitoring the CRC, click here. The pubblication is only in Italian.