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NGOChild Rights Information Network (CRIN)

East Studio, 2 Pontypool Place, London. SE1 8QF

Telephone+44 (0) 20 7401 2257
Background Information

The idea for CRIN orignially developed in 1991 following questions from experts from several child rights organisations – including UNICEF Geneva Regional Office, UNICEF New York, Defence for Children International (DCI), and Save the Children Sweden – about storing and disseminating the information generated through the reporting process of the Convention on the Rights of the Child. An informal secretariat was set up to work on behalf of a 'child rights information network' in 1991 and the secretariat, a group of international NGOs and UNICEF continued to meet informally following the international workshop on ‘NGO Information Systems and Children’s Rights’ in 1992 in order to establish CRIN. In January 1995, Save the Children UK became the formal host organisation for CRIN.


CRIN is a global network coordinating information and promoting action on child rights. More than 2,000 member organisations and tens of thousands more activists from across the world rely on CRIN for research and information.


CRIN presses for rights, not charity, for children and is guided by the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. It distributes news, events and reports, lobbies, enables advocacy and promotes knowledge sharing and coordination. CRIN participates in international child rights coalitions and advocacy groups, supports campaigns and makes the UN and regional mechanisms more accessible to those lobbying for social change (source:

Year Created1995
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Related Organisations

Save the Children

KeywordsChildren and young people; Think tanks & research organisations.
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