Leave No Child Behind: Council adopts EU guidelines for the promotion and protection of the rights of the child

Council of the EU
  • 06/03/2017
  • 12:00
  • Press release
  • 107/17
  • Justice
  • Foreign affairs & international relations
06/03/2017
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The Council adopted EU Guidelines for the promotion and protection of the rights of the child. This 2017 version is a revision of the 2007 EU guidelines.   

The guidelines recall international standards on the rights of the child and provide comprehensive guidance as well as  concrete ways  to promote effectively  and protect the rights of the child. With these guidelines, the EU reaffirms its commitment to the comprehensive protection and promotion of the rights of the child in its external human rights policy