Children’s rights at Human Rights Council’s 28th session

Date: 2nd March 2015
Category: General measures of implementation

The 28th session of the Human Rights Council started in Geneva on Monday 2nd March 2015 and this year, the Council's annual day on the rights of the child will be on "better investment in the rights of the child".

The annual day on the rights of the child will take place on Thursday 12th March 2015. The day will start with an overview of key aspects and challenges in planning, mobilising, allocating and spending public resources to realise children's rights, followed by an afternoon panel focused on illustrating how the process of investing in children can be conducted in a manner respectful of human rights principles at local, national, regional and international levels.

You can find the session's full programme, as well as the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights' (OHCHR) report on better investment in the rights of the child that will inform the day's discussions on the Council's 28th session page.

The report sets out the obligations of States to invest adequately in the rights of children, in accordance with the Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC). It considers the different stages of the budget process - preparation, allocation, spending and monitoring - and provides a framework for a human rights-based approach to budgeting.

CRIN will be reporting live from Geneva during the week of the annual day (9 - 13 March 2015).