Child Rights Connect deplores the grave violations of children’s rights in Israel and the occupied Palestinian territory

Child Rights Connect joins the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child and UN independent experts in strongly condemning the grave violations of children’s rights in the context of armed conflict in Israel and the occupied Palestinian territory.[1] The escalation in violence between de-facto authorities and armed groups in [...]

2023-10-31T12:47:41+01:0023 October , 2023|

It is time for the child rights movement to take bold action to give space to children, we raised at the CRC 94 session

At the opening of the 94th CRC session, Child Rights Connect delivered a statement on behalf of its network: Distinguished members of the Committee, As most of you know, 40 years ago a group of pioneering NGOs created Child Rights Connect with the purpose of achieving the UN Convention on [...]

2023-09-04T12:12:13+02:004 September , 2023|

A historic first step in advancing Child Rights: the UN Secretary-General Guidance Note on Child Rights Mainstreaming

The UN Secretary-General (SG) Guidance Note on Child Rights Mainstreaming has been published! This is a historic first step in addressing the need for a systematic application of a child rights approach across the UN System! You can read it here:   Guidance Note of the UN Secretary-General on Child [...]

2023-08-17T12:21:20+02:0017 August , 2023|

Great news! The Global Coalition for the Right to a Healthy Environment for All wins the UN 2023 Human Rights Award

On October 8, 2021, the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) adopted a resolution recognizing the right to a clean, healthy, and sustainable environment, thanks to the advocacy of civil society, Indigenous Peoples, social movements, local communities, and legal experts, including Child Rights Connect.   The following year, on July 28, 2022, [...]

2023-08-02T17:11:31+02:002 August , 2023|

Human Rights Council resolution on civil society space emphasizes the need for diverse participation, including on age

The Human Rights Council adopted a resolution on civil society space by consensus on July 13th during its 53rd session.   This year’s resolution underscores the importance of civil society and the need to ensure inclusive, diverse, and meaningful participation. In addition to calling attention to barriers faced by civil society, [...]

2023-08-02T15:27:30+02:002 August , 2023|

Children rights should be at the centre of the Summit of the Future negotiations

Child Rights Connect has prepared a position paper to inform the Scope and Elements of the Summit of the Future and its discussions. Given that children amount to over a third of the world’s population, all decisions taken before and during the Summit will be the foundation of their present [...]

2023-08-16T11:18:18+02:0019 July , 2023|

Treaty Bodies Chairpersons discussed the predictable calendar at their annual meeting!

From 29 May to 2 June 2023, the Chairs of the Human Rights Treaty Bodies held their 35th annual meeting in New York. The Chairs discussed the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) Working Paper, which presents options for the development of an implementation plan in response [...]

2023-07-31T12:56:57+02:0028 June , 2023|

For the first time, we support children and youth to speak at the Aarhus Convention Working Group Meeting of the Parties!

During the 40th anniversary Conference of Child Rights Connect, Michel Forst, Special Rapporteur on Environmental Defenders under the Aarhus Convention, called on the network to bring the voices of children to the meetings of the Aarhus Convention. The Aarhus Convention on Access to Information, Public Participation in Decision-making and Access [...]

2023-07-31T12:55:12+02:0028 June , 2023|

Children’s views will inform the UN Human Rights Office report on inclusive social protection and its child-friendly version!

The UN Human Rights Office (OHCHR) is producing a report on the rights of the child and inclusive social protection to be presented at the Human Rights Council (HRC) in March 2024. The report will look at the legal and policy framework on child rights and inclusive social protection, the [...]

2023-07-31T12:57:04+02:0015 June , 2023|
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