Check out the videos to learn about the main takeaways from the consultations with children!  

On 5th and 6th of April 2022, the United Nations Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights held three Consultations with children coming from all around the world and from different backgrounds for the first time ever in this Committee. These consultations were organised to inform the Committee’s next General Comment (GC) on Sustainable Development and how it affects and connects with economic, social, and cultural rights (ESC rights). 

To ensure an informed, inclusive, empowering, and safe participation of children, the Drafting Group of the CESCR cooperated in the organisation of the consultations with the Child Rights Connect, the German Friedrich-Ebert-Foundation, the German National Human Rights Institution, and the University of Nottingham Human Rights Law Centre. Find out more information about the consultation here

Two members of the CESCR Committee Drafting Group, Mr Peters Emuze and Mr Michael Windfuhr, have prepared the following videos to give an update to all the children that participated in the consultation on where they are in the development of the General Comment. In these short videos, they also reflect on why these consultations were important and what were the main takeaways from the discussion with children. Check out the videos here!   

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Drafting Group of the United Nations Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights