Child Rights Connect webpage dedicated to COVID-19 responses
The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic is having a major impact on the lives of children and families. Given the large amount of resources developed by different organizations, at Child Rights Connect we want to help you in your search for information. For this purpose, we have pulled together resources from our members and partners, as well as some relevant press releases and statements on the topic and divided them into different sections. We seek to provide clarity by offering an overview of the responses to the disease by various organizations. We hope this will help civil society and the general public to quickly review information that is of interest. We will be updating the webpage regularly as the crisis unfolds.
Child Rights Connect staff in Geneva is working from home following the Swiss government guidelines. You can reach us via email.
Children’s rights making way into the Summit of the Future preparations
Following the 75th Anniversary of the United Nations in June 2020, the Secretary-General was requested to address both current and future challenges. He responded with a wake-up call, enshrined in his report Our Common Agenda, with the aim of accelerating [...]
Advocating for children’s rights at the core of the Global Digital Compact !
In 18 months, leaders from around the world will gather to sign a “Pact for the Future” and commit to a new vision to address emerging challenges, including those posed by new technologies. As part of this process, a Global [...]
The child rights movement is undermined by restrictions and attacks, we raised at the CRC 93 session
At the opening of the 93rd CRC session, Child Rights Connect delivered a statement on behalf of its network: Distinguished members of the Committee, representatives of UN agencies, ladies and gentlemen, I take this opportunity to welcome the newly elected [...]
The High-Level Advisory Board on Effective Multilateralism is calling for a UN wide strategy to implement children’s rights!
In the Our Common Agenda, under the key proposal to “Upgrade the United Nations”, the UN Secretary-General decided to establish a High-Level Advisory Board on Effective Multilateralism (HLAB) to identify concrete recommendations ahead of the 2024 Summit of the Future [...]
First children’s panel at the Annual Day of the Rights of the Child on the digital environment!
The 2023 HRC Annual Day on the Rights of the Child had the highest number of child participants in the history of this event ensuring that discussions on the digital world include children’s views and experiences. On 10 March, this [...]
25th anniversary of the Declaration on Human Rights Defenders marked with praise and recognition for the role of child human rights defenders
This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Declaration on Human Rights Defenders. On 15 March 2023, the Human Rights Council hosted the Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders, Mary Lawlor, where she [...]
UN’s 2023 Annual Day on the Rights of the Child will discuss the rights of the child and the digital environment
The 2023 edition of this UN Human Rights Council’s annual event will take place on March 10 in Geneva and discuss the implications of applying a children’s rights perspective with respect to digital tools and technologies. On March 10, The [...]
A new pilot project to boost the agency of children at risk of or separated from their parents to shape and take forward their human rights activities in Bulgaria
Thanks to project funding from Tanya’s Dream Fund hosted by Swiss Philanthropy Foundation, we have recently launched a new pilot project in Bulgaria, in collaboration with the National Network for Children (NNC) and the New Bulgarian University - Know How [...]
For the first time ever, children will inform the development (and implementation) of a new law on the protection of human rights defenders! This is our project in Moldova.
Thanks to new project funding from the Ville de Genève as well as on-going financial support from the Swedish International Development and Cooperation Agency (Sida), we are about to step up our action in Moldova, in collaboration with our long-time [...]
Support children to share their views with the UN Human Rights Office on inclusive social protection!
The UN Human Rights Office is writing a report to the Human Rights Council on inclusive social protection. They want to hear from children worldwide about their views and recommendations on this important subject! 🔈 Are you in contact with groups [...]
This page responds to the child advisors’ call for a platform to monitor the follow-up to the Day of General Discussion (DGD) on Protecting and Empowering Children as Human Rights defenders. It showcases direct follow-up activities to the 2018 DGD as well as examples of the different ways in which the global movement for children human rights defenders is growing at different levels and in many different forms.