Day of General Discussion 2020: Call for Child and Young Person Advisors

Date: 26th February 2020
Category: Family Environment and Alternative Care, Respect for the views of the child

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The Day of General Discussion (DGD) will take place on 18 September in Geneva and its main theme will be Children in Alternative Care. Children and young people are invited to join the Child and Young People’s Advisory Teams that will be involved in key decision making about the DGD.

What is the Day of General Discussion (DGD)?

The United Nations (UN) Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC) holds a Day of General Discussion every two years. The Day of General discussion is an opportunity for children, youth and policy makers to come together for a day and talk about a specific issue related to children’s rights.

What are Child and Young People’s Advisory Teams?

The Child Advisory Team (CAT) will be for children aged up to and including 17 years old and a separate Young people’s Advisory Team (YAT) will be for young people aged 18 to 25. The groups will be made up of children and young people from all around the world, who have experienced different types of alternative care and or child protection services. They will meet regularly online and work with the Committee on the Rights of the Child, as well as other organisers.

How to apply?

All applicants will need to have a supporting organisation in order to join either advisory team. The deadline for applications has been extended to Friday 6th March, to apply follow this link. You can find out more about the selection criteria in the Terms of Reference for the Advisory Teams

You can contact Together ( if you need more info on making an application. Together will be also setting up a group of members interested in working on the Day of Discussion this year.