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.


A Story of the CRC Committee and its outreach to the Pacific Islands

20 April , 2020|

During the week of 2 March 2020, the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child (the Committee) held an extraordinary outreach session in Apia, Samoa – the first ever regional session of the United Nations Treaty Bodies. Child Rights [...]

COVID-19 pandemic and child rights

14 April , 2020|

Child Rights Connect today endorsed an open letter from the Joining Forces alliance to Presidents, Prime Ministers, Governments and Mayors. […]

The Human Rights Council celebrates the 30th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child with a High-Level Panel on children’s rights mainstreaming within the UN

1 April , 2020|

Child Rights Connect and its members addressed high-level representatives of the three UN pillars to call for better mainstreaming of a child rights-based approach in the work of the United Nations, including through establishment of a UN-wide Child Rights Strategy. [...]

Child Rights Connect calls on UN to develop a Child Rights Strategy

24 February , 2020|

During today’s Annual High-Level Panel Discussion on Human Rights Mainstreaming, this year focussed on mainstreaming children’s rights within the UN system through a child rights-based approach, Child Rights Connect called on the UN to develop a Child Rights Strategy that [...]

Children from around the world have their say on the right to peaceful assembly

24 February , 2020|

In November 2019, the UN Human Rights Committee invited comments on the Revised Draft General Comment No. 37 on Article 21 (Right of Peaceful Assembly) of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. For Child Rights Connect, what mattered [...]

Preparations advance for the CRC session in Samoa!

23 January , 2020|

In March 2020, the Committee on the Rights of the Child will hold an in-country/region session for the very first time in the Treaty Bodies system. The extraordinary session will take place in Apia, Samoa from 2 to 6 March, [...]

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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

85th session – POSTPONED TO SEPT 2020

7 September - 25 September

UN Entry Points

86th session – POSTPONED TO JAN 2021

18 January, 2021 - 5 February, 2021

UN Entry Points

88th pre-session – POSTPONED TO FEB 2021

1 February, 2021 - 5 February, 2021

UN Entry Points

87th session

17 May, 2021 - 4 June, 2021

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