On June 30th, in collaboration with Union des Nations pour l’Enseignement, la Science Universelle et les Droits de l’Homme (UNESU), the Geneva Centre will host a side-event during the 29th regular session of the Human Rights Council.

The panel discussion will aim to raise awareness and share experiences on the situation of children involved in, and/or victims of, armed conflicts, notably in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, and to analyse the legal protection of children in humanitarian settings by drawing from international human rights instruments and mechanisms. The side-event will stimulate discussion on good practices and challenges ahead for enhancing the promotion and protection of children’s right, and will promote dialogue on practical measures to ensure the full and effective implementation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, as well as of other international human rights instruments, in situations of armed conflict.

The final aim of the event is to collectively explore ways in which stakeholders can work together to enhance delivery in this area. The outcome of the discussions will feed into the efforts made by OHCHR, Member States and Civil Society in promoting the rights of the child.

A report of the event will be available on our website.

When: Tuesday, 30th June 2015, 14:00 – 16:00
Where: Palais des Nations, Room XXV

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