When was the Children’s Advisory Team created?

The first organisational Child Rights Connect Children’s Advisory Team was created and began its activities in February 2020.

Child Rights Connect has created and supported Children’s Advisory Teams in the past, and we have built on the experiences and lessons learned from outgoing Child Advisors!

Some examples of our work in the past is that Child Rights Connect first supported a Children’s Advisory Team of 21 child advisors to be at the core of its activities for the 2018 UN Committee on the Rights of the Child’s Day of General Discussion (DGD) on Protecting and Empowering Children as Human Rights Defenders. You can find out more about that here! It then supported a global Children’s Advisory Team of 9 child advisors in the development of UNICEF’s official child-friendly UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. Take a look for more information here!

Call for applications!

Who is on the Team?

Meet our 2023 CAT !

If you want to get to know the 12 current child advisors better, click here. You can also find out how they make a change in the world by clicking here.

We developed a child advisor selection process with our outgoing child advisors which you can read here- EN | FR | ES to ensure inclusivity, diversity and fairness. New child advisors will be selected every year.

Each child advisor has a supporting organisation – you can read the Terms of Reference for the supporting organisations here – EN | FR | ES

Meet our 2023 Child Advisors!

What activities have the Child Advisors been working on? 

Some initiatives that the Child Advisors have worked on in 2023:

A child-friendly version of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights for the UDHR75 initiative! Take a read here in English, French and Spanish!

An information sheet on the High Commissioner for Human Rights! This document is available in English, French and Spanish!

The CAT was consulted to provide feedback on the Child-Friendly version of the 2023 Report to the Human Rights Council on child rights & inclusive social protection! Have a read here!

The CAT was consulted to provide feedback on the Child-Friendly version of the United Nation’s Committee on the Rights of the Child’s General Comment N.26! Have a read here!

What activities have previous Child Advisors worked on? 

Some initiatives that Child Advisors have worked on in 2020, 2021 and 2022:

A child-friendly Guide on the rights of child human rights defenders plus lots of other resources for CHRDs! Access here!

A briefing for governments on how to support children’s rights before and during a pandemic EN | FR | ES

A storybook ‘Our Lives Under Lockdown’ by children, for children EN | FR | ES

A child-friendly position paper on Child Rights Mainstreaming EN | FR | ES

In progress… Participation in the Child Rights Mainstreaming process & Development of child-friendly version of UN Guidance Note on Child Right Mainstreaming