CRC at 25: How the EU can fulfil its commitments to children

    Good intentions are not enough anymore. On the 25th anniversary of the U.N. Convention on the Rights of the Child, officials from Plan International, Save the Children and World Vision call on the European Union to play its part in making the promises of the CRC a reality for all children.

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    About the authors

    • Alexandra Makaroff

      Alexandra Makaroff is Plan International’s EU representative. As head of the organization’s Brussels office, she is responsible for Plan International’s work to advance children’s rights and equality for girls by influencing relevant EU policies and programs. Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organization working in 71 countries worldwide.
    • Ester Asin Martinez

      Ester Asin Martinez is the director and EU representative of the Save the Children International EU Office in Brussels. She is responsible for developing and leading Save the Children advocacy with EU policy and decision makers.
    • Deirdre de Burca

      Deirdre de Burca is director of advocacy at World Vision. World Vision's Brussels office works to support engagement with the EU institutions, as well as pan-European institutions, civil society and NGO actors, academic and private sector organizations.