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.


Our contributions to the Co-facilitation process on Treaty Body review 2020

15 July , 2020|

The Permanent Missions of Switzerland and Morocco, as Co-Facilitators of the UN Human Rights Treaty Body Review Process 2020, received about 80 submissions from States, NHRIs, TB experts and civil society. They are now published on the Co-facilitation process webpage. Child Rights Connect, [...]

🎉 My Pocket Guide to CRC Reporting: updated version!

13 July , 2020|

We are very pleased to announce the launch of our updated publication: My Pocket Guide to CRC Reporting A companion guide for children willing to tell the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child about how children’s rights [...]

Call at the Council to ensure civil society space, especially for children! 

13 July , 2020|

On the occasion of the Interactive dialogue with Special Rapporteur on the Rights to peaceful assembly and of association, that took place on the 9 and 10 July during the 44th session of the Human Rights Council (HRC), we delivered a joint statement on behalf of the network to highlight the need to protect children’s civil and [...]

Child Rights Connect 2020 GA

1 July , 2020|

“All of us can stand up for human rights – and you are doing that”, says the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights to about 80 children’s rights defenders from around the world at Child Rights Connect’s first online General [...]

New Child Online Protection Guidelines empowering children to exercise their rights online!

25 June , 2020|

Yesterday the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) agency of the United Nations launched its revised Child Online Protection (COP) Guidelines targeting children, parents & educators, the industry, and policymakers. Together with ECPAT International and Western Sydney University, Child Rights Connect led [...]

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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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