CRC30 Conference and Follow-up

On 18, 19 and 20 November 2019, more than 700 child rights advocates, experts, professionals, children and adults gathered at the Palais des Nations in Geneva, the United Nations headquarters in Europe.

With more than 700 participants and a total of 20 sessions, the conference produced concrete recommendations from children and adults for the United Nations, States, international organisations, professionals and civil society which were formally presented at the anniversary ceremony on 20 November 2019.

The UN Committee on the Rights of the Child, the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, several States and civil society organizations also took the opportunity of this ceremony to make specific commitments.

Watch the conference again:

  • Monday 18 November:
    • Opening of the conference
    • Keynote: The Rights of Children: State of play
    • Child protection
    • Children’s participation – Roundtable
  • Tuesday 19 November:
    • Keynote: The Future of Children’s Rights
    • Children Human Rights Defenders – Roundtable
    • The past, present and Future of children’s environmental rights
  • Wednesday 20 November: Official ceremony with the High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet

Which partners are involved ?

The conference marking 30 years of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child is the result of a partnership between the Thirty Years of Children’s Rights Association, the Mission of Switzerland to the UN in Geneva, the University of Geneva, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child and many more.

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