SIP ENDORSEMENT: The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child




The Interamerican Society of Psychology (SIP) endorses the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) and encourages its members to promote its implementation and monitoring. This implementation should be guided by the core principles of the CRC: non-discrimination; devotion to the best interests of the child; the right to life, survival and development; and respect for the views of the child.

The Convention presents the rights of the children in 54 articles and two optional protocols. These are basic human rights that children everywhere have.


Children have the right:

  • to survival
  • to develop to the fullest
  • to protection from harmful influences, abuse and exploitation
  • to participate fully in family, cultural and social life


Every right spelled out in the Convention is inherent to the human dignity and harmonious development of every child. The Convention protects children’s rights by setting standards in health care; education; and legal, civil and social services.

SIP recognizes the importance of early childhood experiences, and the presence of a nourishing and protective environment to promote children’s development and realization of potential.  The Society also recognizes the importance of preventing children abuse, exploitation, and neglect in all parts of the world. The CRC promotes these essential conditions.

SIP fully endorses the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC).

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