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.


Our Latest News

New! Child-friendly International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (ICERD)

10 December , 2021|

On Human Rights Day 2021 and on the 20th anniversary of the Durban Declaration and Programme of Action (DDPA), we are launching, with IMADR, a new child-friendly International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (ICERD) and its standards. This new resource seeks to raise awareness of international human [...]

A big win for child rights as the Council recognises that having a clean, healthy and sustainable environment is a human right, and establishes a Special Rapporteur dedicated to climate change!

12 November , 2021|

The main UN human rights body, the Human Rights Council, recognized for the first time that having a clean, healthy, and sustainable environment is indeed a human right!  Through resolution 48/13, overwhelmingly voted in favor on 8 October, the Council emphasized the importance [...]

Milestone decision by the UN Secretary-General in response to our position paper on child rights mainstreaming

28 October , 2021|

After only four weeks since the submission of Child Rights Connect’s position paper to his Office, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is taking action to start addressing the lack of a system-wide approach to child rights in the UN.    From the Executive Office of the UN Secretary-General, Assistant Secretary-General for Strategic Coordination, Mr. Volker Turk, addressed a letter to Child Rights Connect’s President, Maria [...]

Child rights mainstreaming: Time for action by UN leadership

21 October , 2021|

The current gaps in child rights mainstreaming at the UN can no longer be overlooked. Child rights mainstreaming across the whole UN system is a necessary journey that needs to start now and must engage children. Read the summary of [...]

Takeaways From #DGD2021 on Child Rights and Alternative Care

22 September , 2021|

The UN Committee on the Rights of the Child’s Day of General Discussion (DGD) 2021 on child rights and alternative care took place on 16th and 17th September. It was a momentous occasion and the first time that the Committee [...]

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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.

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