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New! Child-Friendly Position Paper on Child Rights Mainstreaming

Last year, Child Rights Connect launched a position paper on child rights mainstreaming calling for the United Nations (UN) to act. The office of the Secretary-General of the UN replied by agreeing to develop a UN Guidance Note on Child Rights Mainstreaming. Together with our Children's Advisory Team (CAT) from [...]

2022-04-07T13:44:52+02:005 April , 2022|

Joint Call for Child Participation at Upcoming ILO Conference on Child Labour

From the 15th till the 20th of May, the V Global Conference on Child Labour is taking place in Durban, South Africa. Here, you can find the draft agenda for the event presented by the South African Government. Momentum is building towards the Conference and particularly in regard to children's participation.  [...]

2022-04-07T13:45:02+02:005 April , 2022|

Child Advisor Kathak calls for child participation in the implementation of “Our Common Agenda”

Today’s actions and inactions to protect the planet will affect children now and future generations. Therefore, children must be included and consulted in decision-making processes, told child advisor Kathak to UN Member States.  On 4 March 2022, the UN General Assembly held a panel discussion in the context of the [...]

2022-03-09T11:36:15+01:009 March , 2022|

Historic advancement: CRC committee to develop authoritative guidance on children’s rights and environment with a special focus on climate change!

At the end of its 87th session, the Committee on the Rights of the Child announced that it will initiate a General Comment on children’s rights and the environment with a special focus on climate change.  The General Comment will provide long-overdue authoritative guidance on how children’s rights are impacted by the environmental crisis and [...]

2021-10-01T09:44:42+02:009 June , 2021|

Adopted General Comment No. 25 of the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child on children’s rights in relation to the digital environment incorporates some of Child Rights Connect’ key asks focusing on Child Human Rights Defenders (CHRDs)

On Wednesday 24th March, the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child (the Committee) officially launched their new General Comment No. 25 on children’s rights in relation to the digital environment taking into consideration some key asks and recommendations by Child Rights Connect which focused on CHRDs’ rights in [...]

2021-03-24T17:09:58+01:0024 March , 2021|

Historic child participation at the HRC Annual Day on the Rights of the Child on the SDGs!

For the first time, this year’s Human Rights Council (HRC) Annual Day on the Rights of the Child was marked by some ground-breaking and historic child participation, with a total of 7 children taking part in the event, as panellists, state and civil society representatives! It was also the first time that two street-connected children were [...]

2021-03-11T17:44:41+01:0011 March , 2021|

Empowering children to contribute to UN processes on SDGs!

Every year, the UN Human Rights Office (OHCHR) writes a report on children’s rights and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to the High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) to provide inputs from a child rights perspective to the yearly thematic reviews of progress at the forum. The theme of the report for 2021 is Sustainable and Resilient Recovery from the COVID-19 Pandemic, which mirrors the theme of [...]

2021-03-11T17:11:15+01:0011 March , 2021|

Empower children to take part in a focus group consultation to contribute to the UN report on Child Rights & SDGs and other UN processes!

(Version Française ici / versión en español aquí) The Child Rights Connect Task Force on Child Rights & SDGs together with the UN Human Rights Office are undertaking consultations with children to inform the next report of the UN Human Rights Office on Child Rights & SDGs and other UN SDGs-related processes. There is [...]

2021-01-11T15:52:33+01:0011 January , 2021|
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