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  • The Europe Kids Want: Sharing the views of children and young people across Europe to mark World Children’s Day

    Date: 30th April 2019
    Category: Civil Rights and Freedoms, Equal protection from violence, Education, Leisure and Cultural Activities, Bullying

    UNICEF and Eurochild launched an online survey, inviting children and young people to share their views on the Europe they want. ‘Europe Kids Want’ gathered children’s and young people’s experiences of family-life, school, society and their thoughts on Europe. The online survey is active until 30 June 2019

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  • Consultation: First draft of the Bucharest EU Children’s Declaration

    Date: 30th April 2019
    Category: Basic Health and Welfare, Civil Rights and Freedoms, Education, Leisure and Cultural Activities, Family Environment and Alternative Care

    A first draft of the Bucharest Children’s Declaration has been developed by a group of 25 Romanian children, the so-called Romanian Children’s Board, in consultations with other children in Romania. The draft Declaration is now open for feedback from both children and organisations working with and for children. Consultations can be organized with children on the Declaration and its results can be included in the feedback form.

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  • Call for inputs for the report of the UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of HRD's to the 74th session of the General Assembly

    Date: 30th April 2019
    Category: Reporting to and monitoring the UNCRC, Other human rights treaties and mechanisms, Basic Health and Welfare, Civil Rights and Freedoms, General principles, General measures of implementation

    In his next thematic report to the General Assembly, the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders will address the topic of impunity for human rights violations and abuses committed against human rights defenders. This report will be presented to the 74th session of the General Assembly in October 2019. Deadline: Monday 6th May 2019 This is an opportunity to secure a chapter on children.  

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  • Newly published reports recommend priority investment areas across key children’s rights issues

    Date: 30th April 2019
    Category: Basic Health and Welfare, Civil Rights and Freedoms, Education, Leisure and Cultural Activities

    On 27 February, the European Commission released its 2019 Country Reports, which provide an analysis of economic and social policies in each EU Member State. This year, the European Semester is of particular importance because it details investment priorities that will shape the programming of structural funds in every country for the next EU Budget 2021-2027.

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  • Together launches #RightTime blog campaign series

    Date: 30th April 2019
    Category: Reporting to and monitoring the UNCRC, Scotland-specific monitoring and reporting, General measures of implementation, General principles, Incorporation

    Following on from the First Minister’s commitment to incorporation of the UNCRC within the next two years, Together are publishing a series of blogs over the month of May to highlight that now is the #RightTime to incorporate. Case studies from Together’s members show why it is vital for children and young people’s rights to be enshrined in Scots law.

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  • First Minster announces plan to incorporate UNCRC within next 2 years

    Date: 30th April 2019
    Category: General measures of implementation, Incorporation, General principles, Scotland-specific monitoring and reporting

    The First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon has committed to incorporate the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child into Scots law within the next two years. In her keynote speech to the SNP conference, the First Minister said:

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  • We're recruiting!

    Date: 30th April 2019
    Category:

    A rare opportunity has arisen for a dynamic and talented individual to join the Together (Scottish Alliance for Children's Rights) team. 

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  • Together attends Eurochild General Assembly in Brussels

    Date: 30th April 2019
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    Together's Legal and Policy Manager joined delegates from across Europe at Eurochild's General Assembly in Brussels on 17-18th April 2019. 

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  • CRC30 Guidance booklet from UNICEF

    Date: 25th April 2019
    Category: General measures of implementation, Education, Leisure and Cultural Activities

    In honour of the 30th anniversary of the UNCRC, UNICEF has distributed a resource guide to support UNICEF offices to plan, prepare and launch a national CRC30 strategies including national advocacy and summits for children and public engagement. The guidance also helps support anniversary activities by adopting the UNCRC message to a local context.

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  • A "composition competition" celebrating the 30th anniversary of children's rights

    Date: 25th April 2019
    Category: Recreation, play and cultural activities

    To celebrate the “30th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child“, the Austrian Chancellery, Section V, Department for Families and Children´s Rights in cooperation with the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna and UNICEF Austria is organizing the International Composition Contest "Sounds of Childrens' Rights". Deadline for entry is 15th July 2019.

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  • Vote on your favourite icon!

    Date: 25th April 2019
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    Child Rights Connect is asking for your vote on your favourite icons to represent each article of the CRC!

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  • Promote. Protect. Defend: Young Human Rights Defenders produce report calling for greater support for human rights in Scotland

    Date: 18th April 2019
    Category: Incorporation, Awareness-raising, Respect for the views of the child, Scotland-specific monitoring and reporting

    A group of young Human Rights Defenders has been working with CYPCS for the past year to create recommendations for people in power in Scotland. Recommendations have now been published in the report 'Promote. Protect. Defend.'

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  • Consultation: Draft Age Appropriate Design Code

    Date: 18th April 2019
    Category: Mental health, Access to appropriate information, Equal protection from violence, Civil Rights and Freedoms, Protection of privacy, Recreation, play and cultural activities, Best interests of the child

    The Information Commissioner has launched a draft of the Age Appropriate Design Code for consultation. The Commissioner has dubbed the code as “a new deal between children and the tech sector.

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  • Scottish Human Rights Commission publishes report on Business and Human Rights National Action Plans

    Date: 18th April 2019
    Category: Other human rights treaties and mechanisms, General measures of implementation

    Scotland is currently drafting a National Action Plan on Business and Human Rights. To inform this work, a comparative review of National Action Plans around the world has been published in a report by the Scottish Human Rights Commission.

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  • Scottish Human Rights Commission report calls for the right to food to be enshrined in Scots Law

    Date: 18th April 2019
    Category: Child poverty, Social security and childcare, Incorporation, Right to life, survival and development, International Covenant on Economic, Social an

    The Scottish Human Rights Commission is calling on the government to take action to incorporate the right to food into Scotland's laws as part of its work to make Scotland a good food nation

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  • UN Committee on the Rights of the Child urges wider ratification of the Optional Protocol on a Communications Procedure

    Date: 18th April 2019
    Category: Reporting to and monitoring the UNCRC, UNCRC Optional Protocols and General Comments, Communications (Optional Protocol 3), Respect for the views of the child

    As we mark the 5th anniversary of the entry into force of the Optional Protocol to the UNCRC on a Communications Procedure, UN officials have called for wider greater ratification of the instrument to strengthen children’s human rights across the world.

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  • Call for Members' Views: Children's Rights in the Digital Environment

    Date: 18th April 2019
    Category: Access to appropriate information, Protection of privacy, Freedom of association and peaceful assembly, Education, including vocational education, Respect for the views of the child

    The UN Committee on the Rights of the Child will draft a new General Comment on children's rights in relation to the digital environment. Together is seeking its members' views to help inform its submission to the Committee. 

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  • Together and CRAE respond to House of Lords inquiry on rights after Brexit

    Date: 18th April 2019
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    Together and the Children's Rights Alliance for England (CRAE) have submitted a joint response to the House of Lords EU Justice Sub-Committee inquiry on rights after Brexit. 

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  • Scottish Government announces commitment to new National Youth Work Strategy from 2020

    Date: 18th April 2019
    Category: Education, Leisure and Cultural Activities, Recreation, play and cultural activities, Funding

    The current strategy has played a key role in advancing outcomes for young people throughout Scotland, and the recent Year of Young People highlighted youth work’s role in supporting young people to be at the heart of policy. In addition to news on the Strategy the minister announced £500,000 funding for National Voluntary Youth Work Organisations for 2019/20.

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  • Children’s Health and Wellbeing – Horizon Scanning Review

    Date: 17th April 2019
    Category: Basic Health and Welfare, Health and health services, Right to life, survival and development

    Key societal shifts are expected in demography, the labour market, economic inclusion, education, technology and social patterns in the next decade. These are likely to affect children and young people’s health and wellbeing in a variety of ways.

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