Greek member of Eurochild Children’s Council to speak about child human rights defenders

The UN Day of General Discussions in Geneva will this year focus on protecting and empowering children as human rights defenders.

The Day of General Discussion (DGD) is held by The Committee on the Rights of the Child (the Committee) in Geneva every two years in September. These meetings are an opportunity to develop a deeper understanding of the contents and implications of the CRC. A publication produced by Child Rights Connect entitled “The views, Perspectives and Recommendations of Children Across the World” (available in English, French and Spanish), aims to present the direct voices of the children who participated in the world-wide consultations. The publication will be discussed during the DGD in Geneva on 28 September 2018. 

Eurochild will participate in the DGD in September and will be represented by staff, members and 16-year-old Konstantinos Papachristou from the Eurochild Children’s Council. Konstantinos is a representative of both Eurochild Children’s Council and the Child Advisory Team for the DGD. The Child Advisors have worked together since the beginning of the year to support Child Rights Connect in preparation for the event. 

In addition to planning and participating in the event, Konstantinos will also speak in a panel during the event on child-led initiatives and protection online. He will also discuss his role as a Human Rights Defender, through his online platform teens4greece, and his involvement in Eurochild and our Greek member The Smile of the Child

Learn more about the Eurochild Children’s Council here.

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