In the occasion of the 2020 Annual Day on the Rights of the Child on “Realizing the rights of the child through a healthy environment”, we are pleased to launch a Joint Call to Action!

For the annual full-day meeting on the rights of the child, Member States should ensure that children’s voices are not only heard, but acted upon, by placing children’s rights and best interests at the core of ambitious and concrete environmental actions and policies, including recognition of a human right to a safe, clean, healthy and sustainable environment. The time is ripe for action.”

The Joint Call for Action developed by the Child Rights Connect Working Group on Environment in partnership with the Children’s Environmental Rights Initiative has been endorsed by 24 signatories, including Mikiko Otani, Member of the Committee on the Rights of the Child; David R. Boyd, Special Rapporteur on human rights and the environment; Baskut Tuncak, Special Rapporteur on human rights and hazardous substances and wastes (toxics) and UNICEF.

We invite you to share the Joint Call for Action broadly, including with the authorities in your country and Permanent Missions in Geneva inviting them to make strong commitments during the ADRC tomorrow!

For more information check the ADRC dedicated website or contact Agnès at