Child Rights Governance Newsletter, July 2011
Learn how to conduct budget for children analyses, join the discussion on how to strengthen the system of ombudspersons in Asia and receive support on getting child rights issues included in the Government’s report to the Human Rights Council in Geneva. Read more.
The process of drafting the ASEAN Human Rights Declaration has begun. But with the emphasis being put on the promotion of rights, there is a great need for civil society to lobby for the protection of child rights to be an integral part of the Declaration. Read more.
The CRGI together with OECD and UNICEF hosted the first meeting set out to discuss the innovative link between governance and the realization of child rights. During the meeting, priority areas were identified and an agenda for future research was developed. Read more.
The UN Human Rights Council has adopted the final draft Optional Protocol on a complaints mechanism for children’s rights violations. The new protocol will enable the Committee on the Rights of the Child to examine complaints from children and their representatives alleging violations of their rights. Read more.
Child Rights Governance conference in Oslo
In co-operation with the Child Rights Governance Global Initiative, Save the Children Norway is planning a Child Rights Governance conference in Oslo from the 26th - 27th of October.
The program is yet to be finalized, but on the 26th, the following presenters are confirmed:
•Reidar Hjermann, the Norwegian ombudsman
•Dilli Guragai from Save the Children Nepal
•Kirsten Sandberg, a member of the UN child committee
•Ahmed Pjano from Save the Children South East Europe
•Anne Margrete Grøsland from Save the Children Norway
In addition, the Norwegian minister of foreign affairs, Jonas Gahr Støre, might do the opening remarks on the 26th.
The Human Rights Council is undergoing a review, and, consequently, the UPR is due to undergo some changes as well. Read more.
Brief News from CRGI
The next CRGI Consultations will take place:
1. MEE region: 5th - 7th July in Georgia
2. East Africa: 6th - 8th September in Ethiopia (Addis)
3. West Africa: 17th - 19th October in Dakar?
4. South Africa: 1st - 3rd November in Pretoria?