Call for participation

Geneva holds a unique place for children’s rights. Historically, Geneva is the birthplace of children’s rights as the Geneva Declaration was adopted by the League of Nations in 1924.

Geneva has also become a world capital where all the actors working for children’s rights, regardless of their level of engagement (local, national, global), are represented in a significant way. 

The initiative

The objective of the initiative “Geneva, City of Children’s Rights” is to bring together and build links between representatives of Geneva-based civil society organisations, the public sector, academia and businesses working towards the promotion and protection children’s rights.

Through this call for participation, we invite you to: join the ChildRightsHub platform, offer your ideas and leave your mark on the 30th anniversary celebration programme of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC).

How can you get involved?

Several options are available. Choose the one(s) that suit(s) you best!

1. Join the ChildRightsHub platform 
To do so, you only need to register by creating a user account on behalf of your organization using this form.

Once your registration is approved, your organisation’s profile page will be visible on the platform and you will have access to the platform directory. You will be informed of the developments of the “Geneva, City of Children’s Rights” programme, and opportunities for future participation and collaboration.

This could be it. But if you want to do more, check the other possible options below.

2. Put an activity or an event on the agenda of the ChildRightsHub platform that is not part of the “Geneva, City of Children’s Rights” programme.
Once registered as a ChildRightsHub user, you can promote projects that do not fit directly into the programme “Geneva, City of Children’s Rights” as long as they:

  • Originate from a public or private organisation
  • Relate to one or more articles of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (education, health, culture, sport, migration, protection, participation… )
  • Take place in 2019 (if possible before 20.11.2019)
  • Directly involve children in their design, development or realisation, where relevant

Sustainable and replicable activities in the medium or long term will be favoured, as well as those considering partnering with others.

Your project, once your submission has been approved, will benefit from the 30 Ans CDE label, like all other initiatives linked to the celebration of the 30th anniversary of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.

3. Offer suggestions for 3 of the flagship projects of the “Geneva, City of Children’s Rights” programme: the anniversary book, the thematic symposia and the 3-day conference on 18-19-20 November 2019. 
All registered users of the ChildRightsHub platform can submit their ideas regarding themes, speakers or any other element relating to: the anniversary book, the thematic symposia and the 3-day conference (18, 19 and 20 November 2019)

All proposals are welcome and must be submitted by email before 15 January 2019. You will find more information on the pages of each project.

No particular format is required to submit your proposal. All proposals will be considered by 30 January 2019 and a decision (not necessarily specifying the reasons) will be communicated.

4. Propose an activity that fits, directly or indirectly, into one of the 10 flagship projects of “Geneva, City of Children’s Rights”.
If you have such a project, please contact Ms. Anita Goh, Project Manager: before 15 January 2019.

5. Take part in the activity “Child Reporters
Children interested by this project or organisations interested in accompanying children from Geneva and elsewhere to produce documentaries (through video, audio, photo or written reports), can submit those to be published on the ChildRightsHub platform and for consideration for the exhibitions and the conference scheduled in 2019.

Get involved in the project

6. Take part in the activity “Discovering Children’s Rights
Interested organisations, which work directly with children living in Geneva, can participate in the design of the adventure.

Get involved in the project

It should be noted that any participation in the programme “Geneva, City of Children’s Rights” must be self-funded and cannot in any way come under the budget of the Association  30 Years of Children’s Rights.

Why engage ?

By joining the ChildRightsHub platform, you gain greater visibility during the celebrations of the 30th anniversary of the CRC and can give greater visibility to your events, in particular thanks to the “30 Ans CDE” label and your participation in the conference of 18-19-20 November 2019.

It is also an opportunity to know, meet and join all the other key Geneva-based actors involved in the promotion and protection of children’s rights.