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UN’s 2023 Annual Day on the Rights of the Child will discuss the rights of the child and the digital environment

The 2023 edition of this UN Human Rights Council’s annual event will take place on March 10 in Geneva and discuss the implications of applying a children’s rights perspective with respect to digital tools and technologies. On March 10, The Palace of Nations in Geneva, home of the United Nations [...]

2023-03-09T09:56:39+01:007 March , 2023|

The Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights updates children on the status of their General Comment on Sustainable Development

Check out the videos to learn about the main takeaways from the consultations with children!   On 5th and 6th of April 2022, the United Nations Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights held three Consultations with children coming from all around the world and from different backgrounds for the [...]

2023-01-19T01:05:36+01:0021 December , 2022|

Milestone decision by the UN Secretary-General in response to our position paper on child rights mainstreaming

After only four weeks since the submission of Child Rights Connect’s position paper to his Office, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is taking action to start addressing the lack of a system-wide approach to child rights in the UN.    From the Executive Office of the UN Secretary-General, Assistant Secretary-General for Strategic Coordination, Mr. Volker Turk, addressed a letter to Child Rights Connect’s President, Maria Herczog. His letter welcomes the position paper of Child Rights Connect and expresses agreement with the analysis that “a [...]

2022-02-17T12:11:28+01:0028 October , 2021|

A child rights response to Our Common Agenda: Endorse our call on the UN to put child rights at the core of its action

On 10 September 2021 the UN Secretary General has presented his report on Our Common Agenda: Responding to Current and Future Challenges. The report, together with the SG call to action for human rights, is further evidence of the need for child rights mainstreaming across the UN system as well [...]

2021-11-22T17:25:55+01:0021 September , 2021|


Tool showcasing good practices of States to end corporal punishment of children Guidance and discipline are important for a child’s growth education and development as a way to prepare the child for their future stage as an adult living productively and peacefully in society. However, there are important limits on [...]

2021-05-31T10:04:55+02:0021 April , 2021|

Child Rights Connect 2020 GA

“All of us can stand up for human rights – and you are doing that”, says the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights to about 80 children’s rights defenders from around the world at Child Rights Connect’s first online General Assembly! On 25 June 2020, more than 30 regional, national [...]

2020-07-01T17:34:23+02:001 July , 2020|

Close to 45 child rights organisations gathering for Child Rights Connect’s General Assembly!

Child Rights Connect is pleased to announce that its Annual General Assembly will be held on 25 June 2020. Around 45 regional, national and local child rights organisations and coalitions from around the world, all members of the Child Rights Connect network, are expected to participate in discussions at the [...]

2020-06-24T11:56:34+02:0022 June , 2020|

Call to put children’s rights in ASIA at the center of the COVID-19 response

Last week, Child Rights Connect, Child Rights Asia, Joining Forces and ECPAT International co-signed a joint statement to call on two intergovernmental regional bodies, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) and their respective Member States, to put children’s rights are [...]

2020-05-19T17:21:50+02:004 May , 2020|
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