30th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child
19. november 2019
on Wednesday, 20 November 2019
from 9:25 AM to 12:30 PM
in Room I
The year 2019 marks the 30th anniversary of the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC). However, despite being the most ratified international text in the world today, many children's rights are still far from being respected.
On this occasion, UNESCO and the Defender of Rights in France are organizing a joint event, in the presence of the President of the French Republic, M. Emmanuel Macron. During the event, moderated by Mélissa Theuriau, the voices of children and youth will meet the voices of political leaders, experts and other committed actors, in France and at the international level, around four themes: the right to education, the right to participation, the right to be protected against all forms of discrimination, and the right to protection against all forms of violence.
Children and youth from UNESCO Associated Schools Network in addition to those having participated in the French national consultation conducted by the Defender of Rights, "I have rights, hear me", will pose questions to decision-makers about the realization of their rights and share their proposals for the years to come.
The provisional programme is enclosed. Simultaneous interpretation will be provided in English and French.
Follow the discussions live: ENGLISH