Monitoring Of The Convention

The monitoring is carried out through joint work with different social and non-governmental organizations and people in particular who are members of Civil Society, who provide this Committee with reports corresponding to the situation of children’s rights in the different areas: education , health, child labor, deprivation of liberty, street situation, mistreatment and abuse, disability, among others.

The Convention on the Rights of the Child gives legal expression to the principle that children have independent human rights.
The CDN is based on four general principles:

  • Nondiscrimination
  • Best Interest of the Child
  • Participation
  • Survival and development


Vision of the CDN:

The vision of the CRC is described as a society in which children are recognized as:

  • Legitimate holders of rights.
  • Individuals capable of participating in society.
  • Individuals in need of additional care and protection.

This is the vision of a model of society in which all decisions regarding children are based on a non-discrimination approach and on what is considered the best interests of the child. Actions to directly confront violations of children’s rights:
Practical responses to violations of children’s rights.
Create methods of protection against violations through campaigns and approaches that increase and strengthen knowledge about rights.
Observing the interactions between the child and the local environment, which directly influence their development, such as the guaranteed participation of children in decisions that involve their own development, the observation of the situation of children and the treatment of the discrimination.

Actions to promote decisions in favor of children’s rights from legislative, political and administrative bodies:

  • Activities that increase awareness of rights among those who make policy decisions and among those responsible for enforcing rights, both at the community and international levels.
  • Actions that promote the development and progress of existing systems and that establish the creation of new ones that contribute to creating a moment of change for children.
    Advocacy activities in every stratum of society that promote decision-making aimed at improving the status of the Rights of the Child.
  • Actions that favor the generation of consensus for the benefit of the rights of the Child among members of the government, professionals, the media, the private sector and civil society.
    Actions that promote knowledge, understanding, commitment and the ability to carry out such actions among stakeholders / beneficiaries.
  • Establish partnerships with grassroots community organizations, NGOs, and government agencies at all levels within society.
    Participate and create networks between professionals, the media, the private sector, and stakeholders.

The Other Side Of Youth 3

Tomorrow, Friday, December 8, we will be carrying out a new edition of The other face of youth,  in its third edition in the Crottogini Square of the Civic Center of Ciudad de la Costa (Costa Urbana Shopping Center) , department of Canelones.

From 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., adolescents and young people from different departments of the country will be present sharing different cultural disciplines such as dance, music, photography, audiovisual theater and urban art.

The framework of the activity will also have as a transversal axis the protagonist participation of youth in the promotion and defense of their human rights, making different proclamations regarding the fight against all forms of violence against children and adolescents, as well as violence gender, education, poverty among other sensitive issues.

The activity is part of the project More Rights, More Participation: More Knowledge that the UNCD has been carrying out with the co-financing of the Delegation of the European Union in Uruguay , to which are added the support of  ANONG , the Latin American Network and Caribeña for the defense of the rights of children and adolescents ( REDLAMYC ) and the regional project Weaving Childhood Networks , Save the Children  and also the Canary Islands .

For the UNCD as well as our strategic partners, this activity and future actions that we develop linked to the participation of adolescents and young people are essential. They show the present talent and the potential that they are continuously developing as fundamental actors in the construction of a more equitable society, with more opportunities and more rights exercised for everyone, especially giving the necessary priority to children and adolescents.

Working Groups Underway

During August and this month of September, working groups joined the UNCD, continuing the strengthening agenda for addressing and action on key issues of our children and adolescents.

Juvenile Criminal Justice Working Group

On 28 August, at the headquarters of SERPAJ was held the workshop   ” Justice  Criminal  Youth : approaches from the field of human rights”.

In this instance, an approach was made to the theoretical framework on Juvenile Criminal Justice and the scenario of the Uruguayan criminal procedure reform, as well as the incorporation of the accusatory criminal process and resistance to the repeal of regressive laws 18,777 and 19,055 in our legislation.

The workshop was directed by Dr. Juan Fumeiro, (president of DNI-Uruguay and coordinator of CDNU), and had the participation of operators / s from civil society organizations, students of social work and advocacy, from programs of the Ministry of Social Development (MIDES) and the National Institute for Adolescent Inclusion (INISA).

 Workshop New Code  of  Criminal Procedure  : implications and effects on the  Rights  of  Boys ,  Girls  and  Adolescents “ 

On September 13, at the Gurises Unidos headquarters, a workshop was held by Mag. Mariela Solari and the prosecutor Dr. Adriana Sampayo. In this instance, an approach was made to the effects of the New Criminal Procedure Code, especially with emphasis on aspects related to the rights of children and adolescents in our country.

We understand that these changes directly affect the population and the legal framework with which we work. Some of the elements addressed were: the new organic structure, powers and role of the Prosecutor’s Office, the way of working, the system for receiving complaints and the protocols for action, as well as other aspects considered pertinent.

Working group Right to life in the family and community of children and adolescents

The Thursday September 15 again met g roup  t ork  (GT) of the  CDNU  on d ight  to live f amilia  c ommunity  childhood and adolescence.

During the day, Luis Pedernera (expert from the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child), Carmen Rodríguez (Psychologist, Doctor in Education, consultant on childhood and adolescent policies, and Pablo Domínguez (Director of La Barca) made presentations.

There was a table of presentations and debate on the Protection System for children and adolescents in  Uruguay  and the alternatives to care without locking up

To these activities we add the meetings that are being carried out within the framework of the WG on Violence against children and adolescents and the activities that are being developed in the Participation groups and our Observatory , which is being set up within the framework of the project More knowledge, More participation: More rights that we started this month with the financial cooperation of the European Union.