“In all actions concerning children, […] the best interests of the child shall be a primary consideration. (Art. 3 UNCRC)
We are the Network for the Implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child
Our nationwide network raises awareness about the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, advocates its implementation in Germany and strengthens the civil society network. With over 100 member organisations, we are committed to putting all children’s rights into practice.
25 years of the National Coalition Deutschland
The first State Report on the Implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child was submitted to the UN Committee in 1995. To mark this date, the National Coalition Deutschland was founded by civil society organisations. It has been registered as an independent, non-profit association since 2013. The network currently consists of around 100 organisations, associations and initiatives, which together form the General Assembly. The Assembly meets once a year and is the Coalition’s top decision-making body.
The strategic direction of the National Coalition Deutschland is steered by the 16 members of the extended Executive Committee. Five members of the extended Executive Committee are also members of the Directors’ Committee.
The Advisory Committee consists of experts from vastly different areas of society who, through their professions, are familiar with the world as experienced by children and young people. The Advisory Committee is appointed by the extended Executive Committee for a term of three years.
The Office is the first point of contact for the members and partners of the National Coalition Deutschland. It implements the Coalition’s projects and produces an Annual Report that presents all activities related to the three objectives: monitoring the implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, strengthening the civil society network, and raising awareness of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.
We campaign for children’s rights by working full-time as volunteers. As a member of the Transparent Civil Society Initiative (German: “Initiative Transparente Zivilgesellschaft”), we have committed to disclose the details of how our Coalition is funded.