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.

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Landmark resolution advances children’s right to a healthy environment

20 October , 2020|

The consideration of children’s rights has been historically absent from environmental or climate-related policies, laws, and action, due to weak political will and a general lack of awareness of the many links between child rights and a safe and healthy [...]

Members States putting human rights at risk by delaying UN membership payments

29 September , 2020|

In the midst of a global human rights crisis, affecting millions of children worldwide, Child Rights Connect calls on government to pay their regular budget assessments in full and to stand up for the values upon which the United Nations [...]

The Child Rights Connect child advisors mobilise in response to COVID-19

20 August , 2020|

Just weeks after a new global Children’s Advisory Team was established at Child Rights Connect (an international network of children’s organisations with a Secretariat based in Geneva), we faced a COVID-19 outbreak. Soon after, the 11 child advisors, based across [...]

The contributions of the Treaty Body Chairs to the 2020 review

17 August , 2020|

Following their annual meeting held 27-30 July, the Chairs of the Human Rights Treaty Bodies sent their written contribution to the co-facilitation process on treaty body review 2020. Among other priorities, the Chairs made the following proposals to strengthen the [...]

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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.

UN Entry Points

86th session

18 January, 2021 - 5 February, 2021

UN Entry Points

88th pre-session

8 February, 2021 - 12 February, 2021

UN Entry Points

87th session

17 May, 2021 - 4 June, 2021

UN Entry Points

89th pre-session

7 June, 2021 - 11 June, 2021

UN Entry Points

88th session

13 September, 2021 - 1 October, 2021

UN Entry Points

90th pre-session

4 October, 2021 - 8 October, 2021

UN Entry Points

89th session

10 January, 2022 - 28 January, 2022

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