International Bureau for Children's Rights
Founded in 1994, the International Bureau For Children’s Rights is an international non-governmental organisation that has consultative status with the Economic And Social Council Of The United Nations (ECOSOC).
The IBCR team is made up of 30 professionals as well as numerous qualified interns. Together, they promote children’s rights across the Americas, the Middle East and Asia. The team also includes coordinators and volunteers who work in the field with the Bureau’s local partners.
Since its creation, the IBCR has carried out mandates in nearly 45 countries and shared its expertise with more than 50,000 people to help them better protect the rights of thousands of children.
Goal: Build a world in which the full rights of the child are respected
Values: Responsibility, collaboration and respect
Operating procedures: Ensure all operations are adapted to local contexts and needs; integrate local knowledge; promote child participation; create a lasting impact
As a centre for technical expertise on children’s rights, the IBCR aims to strengthen the capacities of people who work directly with children by sharing knowledge and best practices, as well as by developing tools and reference manuals.
The IBCR works with social workers, members of defense and security forces, officials in the judicial system, civil society groups, government agencies, and organisations in the formal and informal private sectors to help them implement child-friendly practices. The IBCR’s expertise also lies in raising awareness about children’s rights to persuade decision makers to adopt laws and programmes that more effectively hold the rights of the child.See more