CRC Submissions from Children

On this page you’ll find information submitted on:
25th Anniversary of the CRC
2014 Day of General Discussion on Digital Media and Children’s Rights

The Committee on the Rights of the Child regularly requests that children up to 18-years old to submit information about their rights and the situations they face.  Child Rights Connect is helping the Committee make these inputs from children widely accessible by hosting the materials on this webpage. Use the links on the left-hand side to navigate through the submissions on this page.
The information on this page has been submitted to the Committee on the Rights of the Child by children. Unless otherwise noted, Child Rights Connect did not take part in the production of this material.  Hosting this information does not imply endorsement of the content. 


25th Anniversary of the CRC

On 20th November 2014 the United Nations will mark the 25th anniversary of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, the most widely ratified international human rights treaty. As part of its activities this year, the Committee on the Rights of the Child held 4 Google+ Hangout sessions online and welcomed the submission of videos, drawings, written pieces and photographs from people under the age of 18. The sessions with the children and the information they submitted can be seen below. More information is available on the Committee’s website.
After the event, the Committee put together a video of the information sent by children:

Materials submitted by children to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child: 

Australia Laos Switzerland International
Barbados Nepal United Arab Emirates
Ethiopia Nicaragua Uruguay

 
Video conversations between children from around the world and members of the Committee on the Rights of the Child:
Conversation 1 (in English): Australia, Japan, Nepal, Philippines

Conversation 2 (in Arabic) : Lebanon, Yemen

Conversation 3 (in English) : Belgium, Tanzania, The Gambia, Turkey

Conversation 4 (in Spanish): Dominican Republic, Peru, Uruguay


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International
International Detention Coalition — Video
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Australia: Right Here Right Now video


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Barbados

 
Right to Live — Video
 
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Ethiopia
Photo gallery
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Nepal: Articles by Children from Nepal

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Nicaragua
Video — De Humo TV CODENI
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Switzerland:
Child Rights Connect-Picture submissions from Children
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United Arab Emirates:
Poem from a 14 year old girl (click to enlarge)
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Uruguay
Video — Movete!
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Laos
Drawings from schoolchildren
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Digital Media and Children’s Rights

12 September, 2014 at the Palais des Nations in Geneva, Switzerland

The 2014 Day of General Discussion was themed “Digital Media and Children’s Rights”. It provided an opportunity for the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child to discuss the theme with representatives from governments, other UN treaty bodies and agencies, NGOs, national human rights institutions and others with expert knowledge.
The Committee called for submissions from children up to 18 years old to better understand the realities they face online.
Submissions were received from:
Colombia
Japan
Spain
Latin American Region

 
Colombia:
Coordinación Municipal de Primera Infancia, Municipio de Chigorodó, Antioquia:
Photo gallery and video from indigenous children:
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Japan:
Autistic Minority International — Written submission from a 17 year-old boy

 
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Spain:
La Broma Organisation — Written submission from a 15 year-old boy:

 
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Regional — Latin America:
RED NATIC (regional network):
Powerpoint of children’s views on how the internet affects their lives:
Powerpoint on how REDNATIC and children came together to produce the information for the DGD:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BwhkY__4kaRGRV8tSHlONEpsZEU/edit?usp=sharing
A video with children of many countries participating in the regional campaign “todo a 1 clic”, to obtain their opinions as contribution for the DGD. (English subtitles):
 

 
Children´s opinions about the impact of Internet in their lives (ENGLISH-8 minutes ) As part of the 2014 regional campaign “todo a 1 clic”
 

Children participating in the regional campaign “todo a 1 clic”, to obtain their opinions as contribution for the DGD.
https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B6KG9c75XMwXZzJ4bEtyN2stZWM/edit?usp=drive_web
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Viruman — Video on respecting other’s privacy

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Video on cyberbullying

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Video on addiction to technology

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