The Committee on the Rights of the Child hold Days of General Discussion (DGD) to gather children and young people, and organisations that work with and for children, to discuss particular issues relating to children's rights. They help develop a deeper understanding of the content or implications of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. 

In previous years, the General Discussion Days have focussed on issues such as the girl child (1995), Digital Media and Children's Rights (2014), Children's Rights and the Environment (2016) and Children as Human Rights Defenders (2018).  See all the Committee's General Discussion Days and following recommendations here.  

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2021 DGD on Children’s Rights and Alternative Care

The Committee on the Rights of the Child has announced that the topic of the next Day of General Discussion is on children rights in alternative care. Given the current situation with the spread of COVID-19, the DGD originally scheduled to take place in September 2020, has been postponed to 16-17 September 2021.

To feed into the DGD, organisations that work with care experienced children and/or those with experience of the child-protection were encouraged to contribute into Child Right Connect's global consultation.

Consultation submissions from Together’s members can be found below. 

We would love to publicise members’ consultation responses! If members would like to send us their submissions to be included on our website, please email

More information on the Day of General Discussion can be accessed here.