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Discover the latest developments under the OPIC through our Annual OPIC Trends 2021

  What have been the main developments under the OPIC in 2021? On what issues concerned the decisions adopted by the Committee? What trends are we seeing? With the end of 2021, we have put together the Annual OPIC Trends 2021: a summary of the year’s main developments and trends under [...]

2022-01-13T17:06:48+01:0013 January , 2022|

World Children’s Day 2021: A wake-up call to re-focus on the human rights of children

On World Children’s Day, we reiterate our belief in international cooperation and the UN system while also echoing the UN Secretary General’s (SG) concern about the mismatch between its promises and the realities in children’s daily lives. The report of the SG “Our Common Agenda” is a wake-up call for [...]

2021-11-22T17:55:13+01:0022 November , 2021|

Historic ruling by the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child in the climate change case brought by 16 child petitioners under the OPIC

On Monday October 11, the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child (the Committee) published its long-awaited decisions on admissibility in the so-called “climate change case” (Sacchi et al v. Argentina et al). Together with the decisions, the Committee also published an open letter to the child and young [...]

2021-10-22T12:31:16+02:0014 October , 2021|

Child Rights Connect signs up to the Together to #ENDviolence Leaders’ Statement

Child Rights Connect has joined global leaders from across the End Violence community in signing the Together to #ENDviolence Leaders' Statement. Greatly concerned by the unprecedented impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on children’s lives and rights, more than 50 global leaders of different organisations are calling for urgent action to [...]

2021-08-19T12:40:25+02:0018 August , 2021|

A day of many firsts: Highlights from the 2021 HLPF side-event on Equitable access to justice for all children

Recording of the event now available con Child Rights Connect’s YouTube channel. Link to the video here. During the 2021 High Level Political Forum (HLPF), on July 13, Child Rights Connect together with the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child (the Committee) and UNICEF, organised a side-event on [...]

2021-09-28T12:14:41+02:002 August , 2021|

2021 Annual informal exchange between the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child and States on the OPIC

On June 9, 2021, during the 89th pre-session of the Committee, more than 50 States met online with the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child to celebrate the 2021 Annual informal exchange on the Optional Protocol on a Communications Procedure (OPIC). Bearing in mind the relevance and success [...]

2021-06-17T18:09:47+02:0017 June , 2021|
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