United Nations Day of General Discussion on Children’s Rights and Alternative Care: 16-17 September, 2021.
Welcome! The 2021 United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child’s Day of Discussion was on Children's Rights and Alternative Care.
This day was held to better understand specific issues affecting children and how they relate to the Convention on the Rights of the Child, and therefore what is needed.
Watch | Videos of the Day of General Discussion available now
Did you miss the 2021 Day of General Discussion? Recordings of all sessions are available now. Most workshops are available to watch in English, French and Spanish.
Make our voices count | Report from the global survey now available
A big thank you to all those who submitted their views and experiences to the global consultation survey. Findings from your views and experiences will be taken to the 2021 United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child for their Day of General Discussion on children's rights and alternative care!
More than 1000 responses from diverse contexts and countries make up the report. Access the report below now.
Perspectives on children's rights and alternative care
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DGD 2021 | Background document
The DGD 2021 background document summarizes the submissions for the DGD, bringing together the voices and experiences of children and young people in care or with lived experience of care, as well as adult care leavers and child rights professionals. It also presents key recommendations based on the analysis of those submissions.
About the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child
The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child is the most complete statement of children’s rights ever produced. Learn more about why it is so important below.