This is the first joint letter Child Rights Connect has prepared for the Treaty Bodies 2020 review process, together with TBNet, Amnesty International and other NGOs.

Child Rights Connect empowers children’s rights defenders to be more effective in holding States accountable by using the UN human rights system for their advocacy, and to influence and use the UN human rights system for sustainable change at national level, in close cooperation with our members.

We have a strategic position to ensure that the Treaty Bodies standards are the highest possible quality by facilitating inputs from children’s rights defenders, in order to strengthen and enhance the effectiveness of the UN Treaty Bodies system.

Today we are calling on UN Member States for an inclusive review process on treaty body strengthening.