Plenaries and Working groups’ venues 

Opening plenary Room XVII
WG 1 – online space Room XXII
WG 2 – State actors Room XXV
WG 3 – non-State actors Room XVII
Closing plenary Room XVII

Interpretation in English, French and Spanish will be provided for all discussions. Sign-language and captioning will be provided for plenary discussions and for WG1.

Live Stream 

Opening plenary – Room XVII
WG 1 – online space – Room XXII 11:00-13:00 Web Ex 197266  / Access Code 955405025
WG 1 – online space- Room XXII 15:00-16:30 Web Ex 197267 /Access Code 951373044
WG 2 – State actors- Room XXV 11:00-13:00 Web Ex 197268 /Access Code 952996530
WG 2 – State actors- Room XXV 15:00-16:30 Web Ex 197269  / Access Code 953536448
WG 3 – non-State actors- Room XVII 11:00-16:30
Closing plenary- Room XVII

The opening and closing plenary will be transmitted in original language and English. The working groups will be only transmitted in English.

11:15 – 13:00:  Working groups

Group 1 : online Group 2 : State actors Group 3 : non-State actors
CRC: Clarence Nelson
Children’s Advisory Team: Christina, 16, USA
CRC: Amal Al-Dossari
Children’s Advisory Team: Hannah, 12, Scotland
CRC: Hynd Ayoubi Idrissi
Children’s Advisory Team: Maxwell, 15, Zambia
Civil society space for CHRDs

• Michael Gaffey, Ambassador of Ireland to the UN Geneva • Amy, 17, Canada

National protection measures for CHRDs
• Vincent Ploton, International Service for Human Rights
• Keita, young defender, Liberia
Freedom of speech and violence in schools
• Alejandro Cussianovich, teacher and academic
• Camila, 17, Chile
• Gabriel, 16, Brazil
Empowerment through digital media
• Regina Jensdottir, Council of Europe
• Foysal, 15, Bangladesh
Participation des enfants aux affaires publiques/liberté d’assemblée et d’association

  • Olivier de Frouville, Comité des droits de l’homme
  • Luis, 17, Peru
  • Eoyel, 15, Ethiopie
Role of business and donors

• David Schofield, Aviva
• Murhabazi Namegabe, Bureau pour le Volontariat au Service de l’Enfance et de la Santé in DRC
• Rose Ann, 17, Philippines

Child-led initiatives & protection online
• Tomomasa, youth former representative of Study Group on Social Media, Japan
• Konstantinos, 16, Greece
CHRDs in armed conflict & humanitarian situations
• Cecilia Jimenez-Damary, UN Special Rapporteur on Internally Displaced Persons
• Sandra Camila, 15, Colombia
• Haya, 15, Syria
Empowerment through CRC monitoring and reporting
• Jorge Freyre, Save the Children
• Luigi, 17, Guatemala
• Angelica,15, Guatemala

15:00 – 16:30 : Working groups continued

Group 1: online Group 2: State actors Group 3: non-State actors

CRC: Gehad Madi

Children’s Advisory Team: Aishwayra, 17, India


CRC: Jorge Cardona

Children’s Advisory Team: Nayeli, 16, Ecuador


CRC: Suzanne Aho  

Children’s Advisory Team:

Mazidath, 17, Benin

Empowerment & protection of CHRDs victims of sexual exploitation

  • Najat Maala M’jid, academic
  • Himanshu, 15, India
Role of legislature, children’s parliament

  • Patricio Cueva-Parra, World Vision
  • Payal, 17, India
  • Haneen, 14, Palestine
Empowerment through transitional justice

  • Rémy Ngoy Lumbu, Special Rapporteur on Human Rights Defenders of African Commission on Human and People’s Rights
  • Nima,15, Ivory Coast
CHRDs in alternative care

  • Salimane Issifou, SOS Children’s Village Benin
  • Ryan, 17, Scotland
  • Agnes, 14, Benin
CHRDs in alternative care

  • Salimane Issifou, SOS Children’s Village Benin
  • Ryan, 17, Scotland
  • Agnes, 14, Benin


Empowerment of girls CHRDs

  • Saneri, Plan International Indonesia
  • Mellicentia, 17, Sierra Leone
CHRDs with disabilities

  • Catalina Devandas Aguillar, UN Special Rapporteur on persons with disabilities
  • Magdalena, 12, Moldova
  • James, 15, Scotland
Role of Ombudspersons for children and NHRIs

  • Genevieve Avenard, French Children’s Ombudsperson & Chair of the European Network of Ombudspersons for Children (ENOC)
  • Foysal,15, Bangladesh
Environmental CHRDs

  • Michael Windführ, UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights
  • Zarah, youth, Philippines