Eurochild signs Child Rights Connect call on the UN to mainstream child rights
IMPACT: The UN Secretary General has welcomed this call and will develop a Guidance Note on child rights mainstreaming in the framework of his Call to Action for Human Rights. Organisations can still sign up to the position paper to support the UN in this process.
On 10 September 2021 the UN Secretary General has presented his report on Our Common Agenda: Responding to Current and Future Challenges. The report is further evidence of the need for child rights mainstreaming across the UN system as well as an opportunity to raise awareness on why child rights mainstreaming at all levels, including at the UN, is necessary for the full realization of children’s rights.
Without an effective and systematic application of a child rights approach, some rights end up being overlooked, partially realized or even violated. Child rights mainstreaming is necessary for the holistic implementation of the UNCRC.
Together with other organisations, Eurochild is endorsing Child Rights Connect position paper calling on the UN to mainstream child rights and invites its members to sign.
By endorsing the paper, you will help create pressure on the UN and member States by showing that civil society is mobilized and united. We encourage you to use the paper to raise awareness amongst States, UN agencies, civil society, national human rights institutions and children, and to call on the UN to put child rights at the core of its action in a way to further progress the holistic implementation of the UNCRC by States.