Protecting the rights of the child in humanitarian situations

The joint oral statement by 25 NGOs will be delivered on 5 March at the 37th session of UN Human Rights Council.

Eurochild co-signed a joint oral statement by 25 NGOs calling for the protection of the rights of the child in humanitarian situations. This statement will be delivered at the 37th session of the UN Human Rights Council for the Annual meeting on the rights of the child on 5 March 2018. 

The statement, co-ordinated by Child Rights Connect, calls on governments, UN and all humanitarian actors to, among others, ensure children's voices are heard, end discrimination, prioritise access to safe and quality education and play, prioritise violence prevention and protection against sexual exploitation, implementation of the UN Guidelines on Alternative Care and reminds against detaining children. 

The statement will be delivered on 5 March 2018 and can be watched online

Read the joint oral statement here.