UDHR 75: Revitalising the universal commitment to children’s rights, with and for children!

On the margins of the UDHR 75 high-level event, this side event will provide a space for an intergenerational dialogue between States, UN, civil society, including children themselves to share good practices on mainstreaming child rights approaches and children’s participation in national and global policy agendas.

Please find more details in the concept note here and the programme below:


Moderator: Doris, Child Human Rights Defender, Zambia

Opening remarks:

  • H.E. Lotte Knudsen, Ambassador and Head of the Delegation of the European Union to the United Nations in Geneva
  • H.E. Yuri Sterk, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Bulgaria to the United Nations in Geneva
  • Minister Alejandra Costa, Deputy Director General for Political Affairs of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Uruguay

Q&A Panel discussion :

  • Anghelina, Child Human Rights Defender, Moldova
  • Fran, Child Human Rights Defender, Croatia
  • Mr. Pacharo Kayira, Deputy Permanent Representative of Malawi to the United Nations in Geneva
  • Dr. Philip Jaffé, Member of the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child
  • Hon. Anne Musiwa, Rapporteur of the African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child

Closing remarks:

  • Ms. Valerie Ceccherini, Secretary General of Terre des Hommes International Federation

Q&A with the audience