In his statement, the Representative of the Secretary-General Adam Abdelmoula, Director of the Treaty Mechanisms Division, quoted our DGD Child Advisor from Argentina Kurt, 16-year-old, to remind State parties that after 30 years of Convention on the Rights of the Child, progress still needs to be done: “We, the youth, are not the future; we are the present. What we are looking for is [to be] listened to.” 

Child Rights Connect also had the opportunity to make a statement at the session opening. 

Rewatch the full opening here!