On the occasion of the 30th year of the adoption of the Convention on the rights of the child, there is a side event on placing children’s rights at the heart of the policy agenda. It was co-organized by the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General on Violence against Children and the Government of Iceland at the Palais des Nations in Geneva on the 04th of March 2019. The panel was composed of: -Ásmundur Einar Daðason, Minister of Social Affairs and Children, Iceland; -Marta Santos Pais, Special Representative of the Secretary-General on...

On January 24th2019, the World Day of Education was celebrated for the first time, organized by UNESCO to raise awareness on the world's educational emergencies. An “Education for Peace and Development” panel discussion was held at the United Nations Office in Geneva (UNOG) involving many States and representatives of civil society.   According to the latest data presented by UNICEF, 262 million children and adolescents worldwide are deprived of access to education, less than 40% of girls in sub-Saharan Africa complete lower secondary school while about 4 million children and young refugees...

High-level intersessional discussion On Friday 27 April 2018, at RoomⅩⅩ, in Palais des Nations, the high-level intersessional discussion was chaired by H.E. Mr. Vojislav Šuc, President of the Human Rights Council. The opening remarks were given by Ms. Amina Mohammed, Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations via a video message, and by Ms. Kate Gilmore, United Nations Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights. Four eminent speakers were invited for the occasion H.E. Mr. Thomas Qwesi Quartey, Deputy Chairperson of the African Union Commission (AUC), H.E. Mr. Christian Leffler, Deputy Secretary-General of...