CRC session 92

At the 92nd CRC session opening, for the second time, children have addressed the Committee at the session opening! A member of the General Comment 26 Children’s Advisory Team delivered a speech, followed by a video message from other GC26 child advisors. “[…] you need [...]

2023-12-20T13:31:07+01:0016 January , 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|

Civil society and children contributed to shaping the draft UN Guidance Note on Child Rights Mainstreaming! 

For the first time ever, the UN as a system is making an assessment of how it integrates child rights into its work. The Secretary-General has committed to develop a Guidance Note on Child Rights Mainstreaming to provide practical guidance to all levels of the United Nations, across all three [...]

2023-08-08T15:02:34+02:0012 December , 2022|

Spread the word about our new #ChildrenStandUp4HumanRights appeal !

We have just launched our new campaign #ChildrenStandUp4HumanRights: Follow their lead! to garner support for our child advisors to take forward their own national awareness-raising and advocacy campaigns in the context of the 25th anniversary of the UN Declaration on Human Rights Defenders and our 40th anniversary in 2023. [...]

2022-12-14T03:55:42+01:006 December , 2022|

Our child advisors and mentors inform upcoming report of Special Rapporteur on Human Rights Defenders on positive change

You can read the full submission from Child Rights Connect and its Children’s Advisory Team (CAT) and Mentor Group here.     7 of the current and former members of Child Rights Connect’s Children's Advisory Team recently shared case studies to feed into an upcoming report of the UN Special Rapporteur [...]

2022-11-16T15:23:37+01:0016 November , 2022|

Joint civil society statement on Secretary-General’s fourth biennial report on the status of the treaty body system

At the UN General Assembly, TB-Net and other organisations (including Amnesty International, the Geneva Human Rights Platform (Geneva Academy), the International Service for Human Rights, and the Jacob Blaustein Institute for the Advancement of Human Rights), raised the need to support the development of predictable review calendars and sustainable funding [...]

2022-10-31T19:20:35+01:0031 October , 2022|

Landmark CRC Concluding Observations on Child Human Rights Defenders linked to freedom of expression!

In September 2022, the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child (the Committee) held its 91st Session and adopted recommendations for the State parties under review. For the first time, the Committee adopted a landmark recommendation on child human rights defenders under the cluster Civil rights and freedoms - [...]

2023-06-29T13:17:14+02:005 October , 2022|

Joint statement during the Interactive Dialogue with the Independent International Commission of Inquiry on Ukraine

In the framework of the Human Rights Council 51 session, Child Rights Connect and its members made a joint statement during the Interactive Dialogue with the Independent International Commission of Inquiry on Ukraine established by the Council in March. In support of the work and the local voice of members [...]

2022-09-29T17:23:17+02:0029 September , 2022|

Guidance Note of the Secretary-General on Child Rights Mainstreaming: Child Rights Connect inputs to the survey

The Guidance Note that the UN Secretary General is developing on child rights mainstreaming is a unique opportunity to make the UN’s work more rights-based and therefore more effective. In addition to facilitating civil society, including children’s participation in the process, Child Rights Connect is engaging by providing technical inputs [...]

2022-09-28T11:06:29+02:0027 September , 2022|
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