Events Calendar

Here you can find upcoming public events with Child Rights Connect’s Secretariat involvement. In addition, you can find updated information on the sessions and pre-sessions of the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child.

78th Session

Algeria (OPAC), Angola (CRC, OPSC, OPAC), Argentina (CRC), Lesotho (CRC), Montenegro (CRC), Norway (CRC)

79th Session

Benin (OPSC, OPAC), El Salvador (CRC), Lao People’s Democratic Republic (CRC), Mauritania (CRC), Niger (CRC, OPSC), Saudi Arabia (OPSC, OPAC)

80th Session

Pre-session (04.06.2018-08.06.2018): Bahrain (CRC), Belgium (CRC), Croatia (LOIPR), Czech Republic (OPSC), Guinea (CRC), Hungary (LOIPR), Italy (CRC), Syrian Arab Republic (CRC) Session (14.01.2019-01.02.2019): Bahrain (CRC), Belgium (CRC), Czech Republic (OPSC), Guinea (CRC), Italy (CRC), Japan (CRC), Syrian Arab Republic (CRC)

Study on the global status of engagement in CRC reporting

Child Rights Connect is facilitating strategic and critical reflections about challenges and achievements of civil society child rights advocacy and engagement with the CRC Committee by: - developing a study on the global status of the engagement of States, NGOs and children in the CRC reporting process to highlight gaps [...]

81st Session

Pre-session (08.10.2018-12.10.2018): Botswana (CRC), Cabo Verde (CRC), Côte d’Ivoire (CRC), Malta (CRC), Poland (LOIPR), Singapore (CRC), Sri Lanka (OPSC), Tonga (CRC) Session (13.05.2019 - 31.05.2019): Botswana (CRC), Cabo Verde (CRC), Côte d’Ivoire (CRC), Malta (CRC), Singapore (CRC), Sri Lanka (OPSC), Tonga (CRC)

30 years after the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child: achievements, challenges and opportunities, with a key focus on access to information, digital skills and online safety for children

Palais des Nations (Room XXV) 

Background and objectives The Permanent Mission of Romania and the Permanent Mission of Austria are organizing an event in the margins of the 81st session of the CRC entitled "30 years after the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child: achievements, challenges and opportunities, with a key [...]

Strategic litigation before the UN: a tool for social and legal change

Join us, in person or online, for a Presentation by partners Litigating cases of Girls victims of Sexual Violence and Forced Pregnancies at the UN treaty bodies, including the CRC Global Planned Parenthood and the Center for Reproductive Rights together with in-country partners, will be presenting cases being submitted to the UN treaty bodies, including the Committee on the Rights of the Child involving girls victims of sexual violence who were forced to carry their pregnancies to term in several Latin American countries. The case brought before the CRC will be the first time the Committee will have to pronounce itself through an individual communication on the [...]

The Human Rights of Children in Practice – Too serious to be left only to the goodwill of adults

La Pastorale, Centre d'Accueil de la Genève Internationale (CAGI) , Switzerland

An event in the context of the 30th anniversary of the CRC is being organised by the University of Geneva as part of their Summer Schools programme, in partnership with Child Rights Connect, 30 ans de droits de l’enfant and the Centre Interfacultaire en droits de l’enfant!  Konstantinos, a child [...]

The International Journal of Children’s Rights UNCRC 30th Anniversary Conference

Thirty Years of Children's Rights Scholarship: Taking Stock and Thinking Ahead  This conference will provide an opportunity for children's rights scholars from across the globe to reflect on developments in children's rights scholarship since the adoption of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. It will cover a range of issues, including juvenile justice, education, family relationships, child participation, health and well-being, poverty and immigration.  Discussions will be informed by a series of short reviews by leading and up-and-coming scholars from across the world who will reflect on key theoretical, empirical and methodological contributions to children's rights research over the past three decades. This will help to reveal gaps in knowledge and identify opportunities and priorities for further scholarship.  Our Programme Manager Ilaria Paolazzi will be participating.  Day 1 Thursday 20th June   Chair: Kirsten Sandberg  11.00-11.10  Introductions  Laura Lundy and Helen Stalford  11.15-12.00  Children’s Rights Theory  Karl Hanson (University of Geneva)  [...]

Access to remedy for children victims and survivors of trafficking

This event is cosponsored by the Permanent Missions of The Philippines, Austria, Australia, Brazil, Hungary, Peru, Croatia, Germany as well as Caritas Internationalis, the CRC Committee, Child Rights Connect, ECPAT International and UNICEF.  Program  Opening remarks: Ambassador Evan P. Garcia, Philippine Permanent Representative to the UN and other International Organization in Geneva Panel discussion with:  Maria Grazia Giammarinaro (UN Special Rapporteur on trafficking in persons especially women and children)  Mikiko Otani [...]

CRC 30th anniversary – Time for Transformative Action

Palais des Nations (Room IX) Geneva, Switzerland

Programme Video, children's views on the UNCRC Presentation of the findings of the Global Child Rights Progress Report, by Delphine Moralis, secretary General, Terre des Hommes on behalf on Joining Forces: Child Rights Now! Alliance Dialogue between children and government representatives from Romania and Zambia (tbc) Commentary by Dr. Philip [...]

82nd session

Pre-session (04.02.2019 - 08.02.2019): Australia (CRC), Bosnia and Herzegovina (CRC), Georgia (OPAC, OPSC), Luxembourg (LOIPR), Mozambique (CRC), Panama (OPAC), Portugal (CRC), Republic of Korea (CRC) Session (09.09.2019 - 27.09.2019): Australia (CRC), Bosnia and Herzegovina (CRC), Georgia (OPAC, OPSC), Mozambique (CRC), Panama (OPAC), Portugal (CRC), Republic of Korea (CRC)