The UN Committee on the Rights of the Child has published its report of the Day of General Discussion (DGD) held last September In Geneva, on the issue of “Children’s Rights and the Environment”
The aim of the 2016 DGD was to promote understanding of the relationship between children’s rights and the environment; identify what needs to be done for child rights-related laws, policies and practices to take adequate account of environmental issues; and for environment-related laws, policies and practices to be child-sensitive. Over 250 experts, NGO and UN agency representatives, academics and child activists met in Geneva for the 2016 DGD. The Committee also received 49 written submissions and the event drew significant social media attention.
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