Member of the IIN Correspondents Network participates in the «Annual Day of the Rights of Child» during the 46th session of the UN Human Rights Council

Member of the IIN Correspondents Network participates in the «Annual Day of the Rights of Child» during the 46th session of the UN Human Rights Council


Next Monday, March 1 within the framework of the 46th session of the Council of Human rights is celebrated «Annual Day of the Rights of Children and Adolescents»and the central theme will be «The rights of children and adolescents and the Sustainable Development Goals».

Claudia Riera, member of the Network of Correspondents for Children and Adolescents of the IIN-OEA (in Ecuador) and the only representative of NNA for America and the Caribbean, and Fred, defender of the human rights of the child in Uganda, will be the adolescents participating in this important session.


The event that will be held live will be developed in 2 panels:


Morning Panel-  10 a.m. to 12 p.m. () Securing a future for today’s children and generations to come: building back better with children’s rights upfront

Chair: H.E. Ms. Nazhat Shameem Khan, President of the Human Rights Council.

Opening statement: Ms. Michelle Bachelet, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (video message).

Panellists and themes:

  • Ms. Henrietta Fore, Executive Director of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) (video message) A child rights approach to SDG implementation and building back better.
  • Fred, Child human rights defender (video message).Children’s rights and views upfront: transformative, empowering and sustainable solutions.
  • Ms. Trisha Shetty, Chief Executive Officer of SheSays and President of the Steering Committee of the Paris Peace Forum (video message).
  • Ms. Mary Robinson, Chair of The Elders (video message) Galvanizing global commitments and actions on the ground to deliver on children’s rights and the pledge to leave no one behind .


Afternoon Panel- 4 to 6 p.m. The gaps and barriers affecting children: following up on commitments through the Decade of Action and delivery on the Sustainable Development Goals

Chair: H.E. Ms. Monique T.G. Van Daalen, Vice-President of the Human Rights Council

Panellists and themes:

  • Dr. Najat Maalla M’jid, Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Violence Against Children (video message) Scaling up efforts to safeguard children’s freedom from violence and advance implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
  • Claudia, Member of the Network of Children’s and Adolescent Correspondents of the Americas and the Caribbean from the Inter-American Children Institute (IIN-OEA) (video message) Gaps and barriers raised by children in consultation with the UN Human Rights Office on realizing children’s rights through the SDGs.
  • Mr. Benyam Dawit Mezmur, Member of the Committee on the Rights of the Child (video message) Assessment of the global status of the rights of the child and SDG achievement based on the Committee’s monitoring process.
  • Mr. Bruce Adamson, Children and Young People’s Commissioner Scotland (video message) Building back and accelerating SDG implementation through a child rights-based approach: lessons from country experience.


Schedule courtesy of Child Right Connect available here

Broadcast live – with interpretation in Spanish and English on the here