Children make up a significant part of our society and are vital to the future of the Americas. Very often they are abused, exploited, or are otherwise denied basic rights as a result of their lack of resources and ability to be completely independent. The OAS is committed to protect the rights of children and adolescents through various programs implemented across the region designed to improve education, health services, and general quality of life.

Inter-American Children's Institute

Department of Human Development, Education, and Employment

Early Childhood Care and Education

Summits of the Americas Mandates on Youth and Childhood

IACHR—Rapporteurship on the Rights of the Child

Inter-American Convention on the International Return of Children

Trafficking in Persons