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Monday, September 16
 

13:30 CEST

Launch of exhibition
The exhibition on the 30th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child displays the pledges made by States with respect to children’s rights, as well as national initiatives, in celebration of the 30th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (https://www.ohchr.org/EN/HRBodies/CRC/Pages/CRC30pledges.aspx). Refreshments will be provided. The exhibition will be held from 16 to 27 September 2019.

Speakers
avatar for H.E. Ambassador Ali Khalfan Al-Mansouri

H.E. Ambassador Ali Khalfan Al-Mansouri

Permanent Representative of the State of Qatar to the United Nations in Geneva
avatar for Zcyrel

Zcyrel

Child Advisor, Philippines
Zcyrel is a 17-year-old child leader who was born in a coastal town in the Philippines. She was 13 years old when she started advocating for children’s rights. Currently she is the President of the Children’s Federation in her hometown, and is a child-representative in the development... Read More →
avatar for Maria

Maria

Child Advisor, Mexico
Maria is a 17-year-old student from Metepec, México. Maria has a strong passion for human rights, and has many experiences working with children and youth. Currently, she works with young children on a movement called CONFETI, and is taking part on the National Network Against Children... Read More →
avatar for Tatiana Valovaya

Tatiana Valovaya

Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva
Ms Tatiana Valovaya, from Russia, is the 13th Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva (UN Geneva) and the first woman to occupy this position. Ms. Valovaya has experience in public service, diplomacy and journalism, and worked in the Government administration of the... Read More →
avatar for Luis Ernesto Pedernera Reyna

Luis Ernesto Pedernera Reyna

Chair, Committee on the Rights of the Child
Mr. Luis Pedernera, from Uruguay, is the current Chairperson of the Committee on the Rights of the Child. He worked with numerous social organizations addressing children’s rights, including the World Organization Against Torture Project in Uruguay and the Coordinating Council... Read More →



Monday September 16, 2019 13:30 - 14:30 CEST
Salle des Pas Perdus

15:00 CEST

Welcome
Speakers
avatar for Serena

Serena

Child, United Kingdom
Serena is a 17-year-old student from the United Kingdom, who plans to study International Relations. For the last 12 months, Serena has been a member of Amnesty International UK Children’s Human Rights Network where she has led campaigning on children’s rights. Serena is an... Read More →
avatar for Luis Ernesto Pedernera Reyna

Luis Ernesto Pedernera Reyna

Chair, Committee on the Rights of the Child
Mr. Luis Pedernera, from Uruguay, is the current Chairperson of the Committee on the Rights of the Child. He worked with numerous social organizations addressing children’s rights, including the World Organization Against Torture Project in Uruguay and the Coordinating Council... Read More →



Monday September 16, 2019 15:00 - 15:10 CEST
Room XVI

15:10 CEST

30 years of the Convention
Speakers
avatar for Paulo David

Paulo David

Chief of the Indigenous Peoples and Minorities Section at OHCHR
Mr. Paulo David works at the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), and between 1995 and 2005 he was the Secretary of the Committee on the Rights of the Child. He is a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the International Journal of Children’s... Read More →
avatar for Alex Conte

Alex Conte

Executive Director, Child Rights Connect
Mr. Alex Conte is the Executive Director of Child Rights Connect. Mr. Conte has over 20 years’ experience as a human rights lawyer and advocate, with international intergovernmental and nongovernmental organizations, and in academia as a professor of international law and human rights. Child... Read More →
avatar for Philippe Cori

Philippe Cori

Deputy Director, Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia, UNICEF
Mr. Philippe Cori, born in France, is the Deputy Director of UNICEF Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia with a significant professional career promoting international children’s rights and human rights in Europe, South Asia, the Middle East and Africa. He has extensive... Read More →
avatar for Jean Zermatten

Jean Zermatten

Former Chair, Committee on the Rights of the Child
Born in Switzerland, Mr. Jean Zermatten a juvenile judge has dedicated his entire professional career in the service of the rights of the child. Mr. Zermatten, an internationally recognized pioneer for his commitment to the study and implementation of juvenile justice, was a member... Read More →


Monday September 16, 2019 15:10 - 16:10 CEST
Room XVI

16:10 CEST

Presentation of child-friendly version of the Convention

Speakers
avatar for Zcyrel

Zcyrel

Child Advisor, Philippines
Zcyrel is a 17-year-old child leader who was born in a coastal town in the Philippines. She was 13 years old when she started advocating for children’s rights. Currently she is the President of the Children’s Federation in her hometown, and is a child-representative in the development... Read More →
avatar for Maria

Maria

Child Advisor, Mexico
Maria is a 17-year-old student from Metepec, México. Maria has a strong passion for human rights, and has many experiences working with children and youth. Currently, she works with young children on a movement called CONFETI, and is taking part on the National Network Against Children... Read More →


Monday September 16, 2019 16:10 - 16:25 CEST
Room XVI

16:25 CEST

Current state of play and vision for the rights of the child
Speakers
avatar for Sophia

Sophia

Child Reporter, Switzerland
Sophia is a 16-year-old student from Geneva, Switzerland. She participated in the “Child Reporters” project hosted by ChildsRightsHub, with a documentary about juvenile justice in their local community .This opportunity opened her eyes to children’s rights and sparked in her... Read More →
avatar for Zcyrel

Zcyrel

Child Advisor, Philippines
Zcyrel is a 17-year-old child leader who was born in a coastal town in the Philippines. She was 13 years old when she started advocating for children’s rights. Currently she is the President of the Children’s Federation in her hometown, and is a child-representative in the development... Read More →
avatar for Maria

Maria

Child Advisor, Mexico
Maria is a 17-year-old student from Metepec, México. Maria has a strong passion for human rights, and has many experiences working with children and youth. Currently, she works with young children on a movement called CONFETI, and is taking part on the National Network Against Children... Read More →
avatar for Hynd Ayoubi Idrissi

Hynd Ayoubi Idrissi

Committee on the Rights of the Child, Member
Ms. Hynd Ayoubi Idrissi, from Morocco, is a member of the Committee on the Rights of the Child. She is a professor specialized in human rights and family law at Rabat-Souissi Mohammed V University, where she also co-founded the UNESCO chair on “Women and their Rights” at the Faculty... Read More →
avatar for Hannah

Hannah

Child Advisor, Scotland
Hannah is a 13-year-old Member of Children's Parliament. Hannah was part of a community planning project called Streets Ahead Tranent to improve their local community and the environment. This led to Hannah being involved in the annual Scottish Cabinet meeting with children and young... Read More →
avatar for Clarence Nelson

Clarence Nelson

Member, Committee on the Rights of the Child
Mr. Clarence Nelson, from Samoa, is a member of the Committee on the Rights of the Child, a Justice of the Supreme Court of Samoa and the National Co-Ordinator for the Pacific Judicial Development Programme. Mr. Nelson is an advocate for children’s rights and the protection of young... Read More →
avatar for Olga Khazova

Olga Khazova

Member, Committee on the Rights of the Child
Ms. Olga Khazova, from Russia, currently serves as a member of the Committee on the Rights of the Child and is an Associate Professor at the Institute of State and Law and the Russian Academy of Sciences. Ms. Khazova is a specialist in Russian and comparative family law and has... Read More →
avatar for Mikiko Otani

Mikiko Otani

Member, Committee on the Rights of the Child
Ms. Mikiko Otani, from Japan, is a member of the Committee on the Rights of the Child and an international human rights lawyer. Ms. Otani practices family law with a focus on women’s and children’s rights. She is a Council Member of the International Bar Association’s Human Rights... Read More →
avatar for Renate Winter

Renate Winter

Vice-Chair, Committee on the Rights of the Child
Renate Winter, from Austria, is a former Chair and current Vice-Chair of the Committee on the Rights of the Child. As an international judge in post-conflict situations, Justice Winter acquired first-hand experience in the protection of women and children, including the rehabilitation... Read More →



Monday September 16, 2019 16:25 - 17:45 CEST
Room XVI

17:45 CEST

Closing
Speakers
avatar for Amy Spearman

Amy Spearman

Child Advisor, Canada
Amy Spearman is an 18-year-old student from Canada. She speaks English, French and Spanish. She is a member of the Canadian Council of Young Feminists (CCYF) and is an International Canadian Youth Correspondent for the Inter-American’s Children’s Institute (IIN) based in Uruguay... Read More →
avatar for Amal Aldoseri

Amal Aldoseri

Vice-Chair, Committee on the Rights of the Child
Ms. Amal Aldoseri, from Bahrain, is currently a Vice-Chair of the Committee on the Rights of the Child. In her country she serves as an Advisor to the President of the General Organisation for Youth and Sport, is a member of the National Committee for Childhood, and she led the... Read More →


Monday September 16, 2019 17:45 - 18:00 CEST
Room XVI