Saturday 23 September 2023
1:30pm – 5pm
Ulster University, York Street, Belfast

To book, email claire@childrenslawcentre.org

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The UN Committee on the Rights of the Child in Geneva recently told the Government that it needs to do more to make sure all children and young people enjoy their rights and achieve their full potential. The UK Government has to listen to the Committee’s advice because it signed up to the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child in 1991.

The Committee’s advice to the UK Government (including the NI Assembly) was influenced by the views and experiences of over 1000 children and young people in Northern Ireland. This included a delegation of children and young people from Northern Ireland who met with the Committee directly in Geneva.

Seven leading organisations have organised an event for children and young people to discuss and learn more about the recent concluding observations and recommendations from the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child.

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The event will also give children and young people a chance to question a panel of people in key roles who are responsible for making decisions that impact on children and young people’s lives.

If you, or any of the children and young people you work with, are interested in attending the event, or you would like more information on the event details, please contact claire@childrenslawcentre.org

The Children’s Law Centre have also produced a children and young people’s summary document of the UN Committee’s concluding observations. Alongside this, a teaching resource has been produced to help children and young people better understand the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, the concluding observations and the importance to children’s lives.

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The event is being organised by:

The event is kindly being hosted by Ulster University.