Hunt for children and young people to report to UN

    A children’s rights coalition is looking for children and young people to enter a competition to report to the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child this summer in Switzerland.

    The delegation will inform the committee in Geneva about how children’s human rights are respected and protected in England, as set out in the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.

    Five places have already been allocated to members of the Get Ready for Geneva project, run by The Children’s Rights Alliance for England, leaving four places free for competition winners younger than 18 in England.

    Influence decisions

    Members of the delegation will report the findings of an investigation, carried out by young people in the project, into how children’s human rights are upheld in England.

    Sam Dimmock, programme director of Get Ready for Geneva, said: “This is an exciting and rare opportunity for all children and young people, not just those already involved in children’s rights campaigning, to influence the decisions of an international body, to represent the views of their peers and to make a real impact on the future of children’s rights in England.”

    More information

    Enter the competition at Get Ready for Geneva

    The Children’s Rights Alliance for England

    United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child

    Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (UN)

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