Commission announces adoption date for EU strategy for the rights of the child

Category: UK 1st periodic review

25th September 2010

The EU strategy for the rights of the child will be adopted on 17 November 2010.

This was announced during the Europe de l'Enfance conference organised by the Belgium EU Presidency in Antwerp.

The strategy's three overarching objectives will be to ensure the respect and application of the fundamental rights of children, to ensure the UNCRC is followed and applied and to support member states in the promotion of children's rights. Moreover, it will treat issues such as child friendly justice, vulnerable children, poverty, violence, participation, trainings, cooperation with partners etc.

The adoption of the strategy will be accompanied by an update on the 116 child helpline and the annual report on the application of the United Nation Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) in Member States.

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