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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Children’s Advisory Team applications are open! 😊

27 January , 2021|

Child Rights Connect’s Children’s Advisory Team (CAT) is a team of 12 child advisors from different parts of the world and who act as human rights defenders and  make positive changes for children across the world. It is a permanent [...]

NEW!: Launch of a Child-friendly UPR Guide!

11 December , 2020|

Child Rights Connect and UPR info are delighted to announce the launch of “The UPR & Me: My Guide to Participating in the UPR”! Whilst there are many good practice examples of children’s participation in the Universal Periodic Review (UPR), [...]

First regional OPIC workshop empowering civil society and human rights defenders in promoting and protecting child rights in Latin America

7 December , 2020|

First part of online Regional Workshop on Strategic Litigation for the Protection of the Rights of the Child in Latin America took place from November 30th to December 1st, 2020. It counted with more than 70 participants, from 17 countries.  Last week, Child Rights Connect and Save the Children-Latin [...]

Joint NGO response on strengthening the UN human rights treaty body system

30 November , 2020|

On 14 September 2020, the report containing the findings and recommendations of the consultation process on the state of the UN human rights treaty body system was published by the co-facilitators - the Permanent Representatives of Morocco and Switzerland. NGOs have [...]

Promoting the inclusion of a child rights-based approach in the Business and Human Rights treaty negotiations

12 November , 2020|

For the first time, this year’s negotiations to develop a business and human rights treaty included considerations of child rights throughout the week of consultations, which took place from 26 to 30 October. This was the result of coordinated advocacy among Child Rights Connect, its members and partners to bring a child rights-based [...]

It is time to ensure child rights and improve advocacy for OPIC ratification

29 October , 2020|

New tools to fostering the ratification of the OPIC   “While the CRC and its first two Optional Protocols have attracted high ratification rates, states appear to be more reticent about signing up to OPIC (…) Ratification [of the OPIC] opens the door to the [...]

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

87th session

17 May - 4 June

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89th pre-session

7 June - 11 June

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88th session

6 September - 24 September

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90th pre-session

27 September - 1 October

UN Entry Points

89th session

17 January, 2022 - 4 February, 2022

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91st pre-session

7 February, 2022 - 11 February, 2022

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92nd pre-session

6 June, 2022 - 10 June, 2022

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