Children’s rights

Children’s rights are based on the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child and are about safeguarding the rights and interests of children and young people in society. This area covers all activities that affect children, such as education policy, migration policy, culture policy and social services policy. This page is currently being updated with additional information.

Responsible for children’s rights

Responsible minister

Åsa Regnér
Åsa Regnér Minister for Children, the Elderly and Gender Equality

Responsible ministry

News about children’s rights

  • Follow the conference End Violence against Children Solutions Summit

    The image shows two happy children with the text The end violence summit in Stockholm, 14-15 February 2018.
    The End Violence Solutions Summit is being arranged in Stockholm 14-15 February 2018. The Global Partnership to End Violence against Children

    The Government of Sweden, in collaboration with the Global Partnership to End Violence against Children and the WePROTECT Global Alliance to End Child Sexual Exploitation Online, is hosting Agenda 2030 for Children, the End Violence Solutions Summit, the first high-level conference to address solutions for ending violence against children and adolescents. See the conference on Youtube.

  • Prime Minister to open an international high-level conference on violence against children

    The image shows two young and happy girls with the text The End Violence Solutions Summit, Stockholm 14-15 February 2018.
    The End Violence Solutions Summit is being arranged in Stockholm 14-15 February 2018. The Global Partnership to End Violence against Children

    The Swedish Government is hosting the high-level conference Agenda 2030 for Children, End Violence Solutions Summit in Stockholm on 14–15 February 2018. The participants include Prime Minister Stefan Löfven, HM Queen Silvia and UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohamed. The co-organisers of the conference are the Global Partnership to End Violence against Children and WePROTECT Global Alliance.

  • Next step to incorporate Convention on the Rights of the Child into Swedish law

    Photo: Folio

    The Swedish Government has decided to submit a proposal in July 2017 to the Council on Legislation to incorporate the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) into Swedish law. The Government considers that the CRC’s strong position must be made clearer and that a child rights-based approach must have a major impact on how the law is applied. Preparation of the proposal is now under way.

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