Day of General Discussion (DGD) on the Rights of All Children in the Context of International Migration
The DGD is a public meeting intended to foster a deeper understanding of the contents and implications of the Convention as they relate to specific articles or topics. Representatives of governments, UN bodies and specialized agencies, civil society organizations, national human rights institutions as well as individual experts are welcome to participate. The DGD is designed to enable participants to exchange views on this topic in a frank and open dialogue.
This is a significant development in the international protections for the rights of all child migrants. All civil society groups are invited to participate in the DGD in Geneva on 28 September 2012. They are encouraged to contribute to the discussions and outcomes of the DGD by preparing statements to call attention to any particular issue or topic related to migrant children that needs to be addressed and heard by the CRC during the DGD and highlighted in the outcomes of the day. Please send these statements to the Secretariat, Committee on the Rights of the Child, by e-mail: <crc-dgd@ohchr> in Word document format, limited to a maximum of 7 pages (2,500 words). The submissions can be made in English, French or Spanish. The deadline for submissions, and to register to participate in the DGD, is 10 September 2012.
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