The Association “30 Years of Children’s Rights” is a Geneva-based, not-for-profit, non-political and secular NGO founded on the initiative of Dr. h.c. Jean Zermatten, the first Swiss member of the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC) and a former Juvenile Court judge, and Prof. Philip Jaffé, a Swiss member – elected in June 2018 – of the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC) and Director of the Interfaculty Centre for Children’s Rights at the University of Geneva.
The association’s goals are
To mark 30 years since the adoption of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, in partnership with the major public- and private-sector players in the field at international, national, canton and municipal level;
To promote respect for and the application of children’s rights, by setting up a series of scientific, cultural, recreational and leisure events based on children’s rights, taking place in the city and canton of Geneva;
To highlight the information, awareness-raising, promotion and training work relating to children’s rights undertaken by the Republic and Canton de Geneva, the City of Geneva and the University of Geneva, in- and outside Switzerland;
To raise the profile of the work of NGOs based in the Lake Geneva region that are active in the field of children’s rights in- and outside Switzerland.
The bodies that are stakeholders in the NGO include the Republic and Canton of Geneva, the City of Geneva and the University of Geneva, along with a number of key civil society organisations and bodies involved in protecting and defending children.
See the Articles of Association of the Association “30 Years of Children’s Rights”