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.

Responsible for children’s rights

Responsible minister

Åsa Lindhagen, Minister for Gender Equality, with responsibility for anti-discrimination and anti-segregation
Åsa Lindhagen Minister for Gender Equality, with responsibility for anti-discrimination and anti-segregation

Responsible ministry

News about children’s rights

  • 30 years since the UN General Assembly adopted the Convention on the Rights of the Child

    Today marks 30 years since the UN General Assembly adopted the Convention on the Rights of the Child - a milestone in the realization of children’s human rights worldwide. On January 1st 2020, Sweden will take a historic next step, when the convention becomes Swedish law.

  • Convention on the Rights of the Child will become Swedish law

    Photo: Folio

    On 13 June, the Riksdag (the Swedish parliament) adopted a bill on making the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child Swedish law. In order for the convention to have a greater impact, the Government is also proposing a guidance document, an education initiative and continued systematic transformation work.

Content about Children’s rights

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