Call for submissions: Day of General Discussion 2016 - Children’s Rights and the Environment
Date: 18th May 2016
Category: Right to life, survival and development
The Committee on the Rights of the Child is devoting its 2016 general discussion day to the issue of children's rights and the environment. In this regard, the Committee encourages the submission of written contributions on issues related to the environment.
In this regard, the Committee encourages the submission of written contributions on issues related to: the impact of environmental harm on children's rights; the role of children as agents of change in the environmental context; State obligations regarding the rights of the child in relation to a safe, clean, healthy and sustainable environment; and the role of the business sector.
The day will take place during the 73th session of the Committee on Friday 23 September 2016, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Room XIX, Palais des Nations (UNOG).
The contributions can be submitted in English, French and Spanish; and are limited to a maximum of seven pages (2500 words). The deadline for submissions is the 31st July 2016, to be sent in electronic form to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additionally, authors of written contributions are encouraged to present a maximum of five recommendations (no more than 5 lines altogether), which should be attached to the submission as an annex, for actions the Committee can take in relation to the themes under discussion.