A World Fit for Children
Eurochild endorses a joint reaction to the Council Conclusions on the EU Strategy on the Rights of the Child
The impact of the war in Ukraine and the socio-economic fallout from the COVID-19 crisis threaten children’s wellbeing and development across the world. Pre-existing inequalities have been exacerbated, risking to leave the most vulnerable children, such as girls, children with disabilities, migrant children and separated or unaccompanied children, stateless children, LGBTQI children, deprived of their rights.
In this context, the undersigned organisations strongly welcome the Council Conclusions on the EU Strategy on the Rights of the Child, published in June 2022. We commend the efforts of the French Presidency for bringing together all Member States to find common ground to promote the best interests of all children.
The undersigned organisations call on the European Commission and all EU Member States to follow up on and implement the Strategy and the recommendations laid out by the Council Conclusions on the EU Strategy on the Rights of the Child.
Focus areas of the reaction:
- Rights of All Children
- Preventing and combating violence against children
- Children on the move and in crisis and emergency situations
- Child-friendly Justice
- Children in Digital Society
- EU Network for Children’s Rights
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