Protection and promotion of the rights of
children working and/or living on the street
Report from the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, 2012.
This report analyses the circumstances of children working and/or living on the streets. It concludes that the actual number of children who depend on the streets for their survival and development is not known and that the number fluctuates according to socio-economic, political and cultural conditions, including growing inequalities and patterns of urbanisation.
The report analyses the causes that lead children to the street and the challenges they face in their everyday lives. It recognises that before reaching the streets, children will have experienced multiple deprivations and violations of their rights.
StreetInvest inputted into this report and facilitated the input of our partners.
UnitedNations Brochure Street Children