On April 20th at 3pm CET we are organising a joint webinar with the Destination Unknown Campaign and Terre des Hommes on child rights within the UN Global Compacts.
At last September’s high-level Summit for Refugees and Migrants, the UN General Assembly adopted the New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants, which sets an ambitious agenda around protecting and sharing responsibility for refugees and migrants on a global scale. For this reason, a number of agencies have come together to lead the Initiative for Child Rights in the Global Compacts. The initiative is to a create constituency of actors that can support the translation of the commitments in the New York Declaration into action that genuinely protects children.
Despite some cause for optimism, the New York Declaration marked a step backwards in child refugee and migrant protection, as it stated that detention for children can be used as a measure of last resort – allowing governments to continue to detain them.
The upcoming webinar will provide closer look on the New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants and the negative impact it can have on children on the move. The webinar will also provide more information on the Destination Unknown Campaign and the Initiative for Child Rights in the Global Compacts.
Certificates of attendance will be available for registered webinar participants.
Child Protection Hub team