Child rights monitoring
What we do
UNICEF has worked with local and regional level governments, civil service training institutions and NGOs, in order to partner for and strengthen the national system used for the integrated implementation and monitoring of the Convention on the Rights of the Child. UNICEF is working towards this objective through two means. Firstly, UNICEF is facilitating the coordinated implementation and monitoring of child rights, specifically through the Regional Plans of Action on Child Well-being. Secondly, UNICEF is building its knowledge of and advocacy for child rights within civil servant training institutions, in order to support government servants at all levels and across all sectors.
Achievements to date
- UNICEF and national partners have established a framework for an improved child rights monitoring system;
- Regional khokimyiat representatives have improved their capacity to develop indicators for CRC monitoring, to integrate them into a National Plan of Action, and to undertake independent data gathering for the implementation and monitoring of Regional Plans of Action. The government and NGOs have also worked together to optimise child-related data collection, analysis and reporting, while capacity building has been implemented through training, round tables, independent data work and reporting. UNICEF has partnered with the Academy of Public Administration to build child rights knowledge and advocacy;
- UNICEF has entered into a long-term agreement with the National Association of Non-governmental Non-profit Organizations of Uzbekistan (NANNOUz), in order to train twenty-one NGOs from seven regions, in addition to regional-level targeted trainings for 100 NGOs regarding the Child Rights Monitoring programme and how they can get involved.
The way forward
- The strengthening of the role and capacities of Intersectoral Working Groups (IWGs), in coordinating the implementation and monitoring of child rights and building child rights knowledge and advocacy. The capacity building of regional administration and IWGs will take place in five regions;
- The building of the capacities of NGOs to support social partnership. A cycle-based training project will take place over one year and will progressively build the capacity of NGOs to understand regional priorities, conduct situation analysis, prepare project proposals, develop, implement and monitor project plans, and prepare final reports with next-step recommendations;
- The facilitated establishment of social partnership between civil society and regional khokimyiats in implementing national programmes, strengthening the role and functions of IWGs, and enhancing partnership with regional administration and civil society to address gaps in systems of child rights monitoring (through the integration of child sensitivity and equity issues into decisions and policy making);
- The enhancing of knowledge of and capacity for the implementation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), through training national and regional level government officials and NGO representatives about CRC-based child rights monitoring and implementation.