Children rights are too serious to be left only to the goodwill of adults

This is the view shared by Konstantinos, former member of the Eurochild Children’s Council, who was invited as keynote speaker at University of Geneva Summer School.

Konstantinos, former member of the Eurochild Children’s Council, was invited as keynote speaker at University of Geneva Summer School on topic of “Children as Defenders of Human Rights. He was joined on stage with prestigious panel composing of UN Committee on Rights of the Child member Philip Jaffé and other academics.

It was a great honor to be invited as the keynote speaker University of Geneva summer school with the topic of discussion: The Human Rights of children in practice are too serious to be left only to the goodwill of adults. It was a pleasure being in the panel with amazing people such as Philip Jaffé, Stephen Langton, Roberta Ruggiero, and Jean Zermatten who have advocated for children’s rights for years. I had the opportunity to meet inspiring individuals from all over the world that are passionate about human and children’s rights.  I would like to thank the University of Geneva, Eurochild and Child Rights Connect for giving me the opportunity to share my thoughts my ideas and my worries for the future.” – Konstantinos launched Teens4Greece at the height of the economic crisis to engage children’s views.

He was recently invited by the UN to speak at the Day of General Discussion in presence of UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet.