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States debated the investment in children and adolescents

31/03/2015: Switzerland

“Towards better investment in the rights of the child” (12 March 2015, Geneva, Switzerland). FMSI Geneva Office: Manel Mendoza, Evaristus Kasambwe, Patrick McNamara, Julian Olsen (intern), and Vicente Falchetto were attending this debate, as well as other international, regional and national organizations for the defence of the rights of children.

A full-day annual meeting is to identify common obstacles and challenges to the investment in the children rights within the framework of transparency and inclusive participation, accountability and governance.

In its resolution 7/29 on the rights of the child adopted in March 2008, the Human Rights Council affirmed “its commitment to effectively integrate the rights of the child in its work and that of its mechanisms in a regular, systematic and transparent manner, taking into account specific needs of boys and girls”. It also decided, “to incorporate into its programme of work sufficient time, at a minimum an annual full-day meeting, to discuss different specific themes on the rights of the child, including the identification of challenges in the realization of the rights of the child, as well as measures and best practices that can be adopted by States and other stakeholders”.

In its resolution 25/6 on the rights of the child and access to justice for children, the Human Rights Council decided to focus its next full-day meeting on the theme, “Towards better investment in the rights of the child”. Invited the High Commissioner to prepare a report on that issue, in close collaboration with relevant stakeholders, including States, the United Nations Children’s Fund.

The Committee on Rights of the Child of the United Nations for its part is preparing a General Comment on the subject in question.

View the file of the debate

Link to know the opinion of children and adolescents [i]

[i]Document prepared by the International Coalition Child Rights Connect 2015. FMSI is part of that Coalition.

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