Views sought on UN action to mainstream children’s rights ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏

Date: 15th September 2022
Category: General measures of implementation, Respect for the views of the child

Illustration shows a group of children telling an adult their ideas. The adult is writing it all down on a scroll of paper.

Closing dates: 21st September for civil society submissions; 30th September for children and young people’s submissions.

Children, young people and civil society have been asked to share their views on how the United Nations can do better on child rights mainstreaming. A child-friendly survey has been created alongside one aimed at adults and civil society organisations.

Child Rights Connect called on the UN to take action to better mainstream child rights (read child friendly version here) within the UN system. Child rights mainstreaming is when children’s rights are considered in all actions and decisions across all sectors of society. In response, the UN is developing a plan called the  ‘UN Guidance Note on Child Rights Mainstreaming’ to further commit and help countries commit to the better mainstreaming of child rights. To help draft this guidance note, the UN is asking for suggestions and recommendations from children, young people and civil society organisations.