UNICEF AND UWI’S INSTITUTE OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS SIGN MOU
The Institute of International Relations (IIR) of The University of the West Indies and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) inked a Memorandum of Agreement to establish a Hub for the creation and facilitation of the Caribbean Child Rights Observatory Network (CCRON).
CCRON will ensure collection of relevant data, accurate analysis and dissemination of information on the situation of children in the region, while providing feedback and support to programme countries in the implementation and development of evidence-informed policies and programmes for children.
Moreover, the HUB and network will serve a role as an advocate for children’s issues, giving a voice to the most excluded and disadvantaged groups in the region. It will also provide technical guidance and assistance to governments and civil society organizations in reporting on and monitoring the progress of implementation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child. The Hub is expected to monitor specific rights violations of children and, in particular, discrimination and exclusion and seek to create visibility and inform change for key issues impacting children.