CHILD FOCUS 
eCALENDAR

 

The ChildFocus eCalendar is collated by staff and volunteers of the WomenAid International Network (WIN) and is circulated in English and Russian to colleagues, individuals, NGOs and government representatives working for the promotion and protection of child rights and well-being.
 
INTERNATIONAL DATELINE
 
2000: September  6
Deadline for participants to register  to attend the, Day of General Discussion being organised by the Committee on the Rights of the Child on September 2000 in Geneva. 

To participate please send full name, organisation and contact details to (e-mail preferred): Secretariat, The Committee on the Rights of the Child, Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, UNOG-OHCHR, CH-1211 Geneva 10 Switzerland.
E-mail: pdavid.hchr@unog.ch

2000: September 3 – 6
Joint UNICEF CEE/CIS and UNICEF Geneva supported regional CSO consultation. 
NGO participation welcome. Contact Mr Yuri Oksamitniy, Regional Adviser.

2000: September 3 – 6
13th International Congress on Child Abuse and Neglect, Durban, South Africa. 
E-mail: ispcan@aol.com

2000: September 11 – 15
Seminar on Children’s Rights London. Organized by Human Rights International Alliance. 
E-mail: childrensrights@HRIA.net

2000: September 18 – 6 October
Committee on the Rights of the Child, 25th session.  For information contact NGO Group for the CRC 
E-mail: dci-ngo.group@pingnet.ch

2000: September 22

Annual Day of General Discussion, Committee on the Rights of the Child, OHCHR, Geneva.
NB: Discussion is public.
Theme: State Violence Against Children
Sub-themes:
  • Mistreatment, abuse and neglect of children in the care of the State.
  • Violence against children in the context of ‘law and public order’ concerns.
For more information contact: Secretariat, The Committee on the Rights of the Child, Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, UNOG-OHCHR, CH-1211 Geneva 10, Switzerland.
E-mail: mbustelo.hchr@unog.ch

2000: October
Council of Europe Conference on Racism

2000: November 13 – 1  December
Committee on Economic, Social & Cultural Rights, 23rd session.  Office of the High Commissioner Human Rights, OHCHR, Geneva. Sexual exploitation of children included.

2000: November 14 - 17
Future Perspectives of young Women and Girls who live on the Streets.  Berlin, Germany. Organised by International Street Children Archive.  For more information contact: Dr Dolly Conto Obregon, 
Tel: +49 30 44 02 46 56
Email: dolly.conto@strassenkinder-archiv.de

2000: November 19
World Day of Action Against Child Abuse
An annual day providing a focus and opportunity to disseminate public educational briefings and materials on protecting children from abuse. For further information: 
Email: wwsf@iprolink.ch

2000: November 20
Universal Children’s Day

Anniversary of the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child.  One of the greatest advances for children’s rights has been the nearly universal ratification of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, committing government to protect the human rights of children.
 
AND NEXT YEAR  . . .
 
2001: January 29 – 2 February
Second Substantive Preparatory Committee for UN Special Session on Children

2001: March 11 -15
Third World Summit on Media for Children
Creation of a common audio-visual language that supports the rights of children. 
E-mail: ectc1@beryl.kapatel.gr

2001: June 11 - 15
Third Substantive Preparatory Committee for UN Special Session on Children

2001: July 16 – 20

Youth Millennium Conference.  11 – 14 year olds meet to discuss important global problems and plan of action.
E-mail: Ymp@interchange.ubc.ca

2001: August - September

World Conference Against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance.  Durban, South Africa. Contact: Robert Husbands, Human Rights Officer, OHCHR, Palais des Nations, CH-1211 Geneva 10 Tel: 41-22/917 9290 website: www.unhcr.ch
 
2001: September 22
Second Annual Day of General Discussion Committee on the Rights of the Child, OHCHR, Geneva.  NB: Discussion is public.
Theme: State Violence Against Children

2001: September
United Nations General Assembly Special Session on Children. [UNGASS]
Information available on http://www.unicef.org

2001: December 17 - 20

Second World Congress Against Commercial and Other Forms of Sexual Exploitation of Children Yokohama, Japan. For further information 
E-mail info@focalpointngo.org
 
CAUCASUS  DATELINE

2000: September 7

Child Rights National Network Platform organized by WomenAid-Georgia, Child Rights & Well-being Centre, Tbilisi. Theme: Implementation of Child Rights in Georgia-Follow Up on CRC Observations.
Earlier this year the Georgian government presented, under Article 44 of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, its Report to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child.  The NGO community also presented its ‘Alternative Report’ to the Committee and many NGOs were involved in the preparation of the report. The meeting provides a national platform for both a ‘Report Back’ and a ‘Follow Up’ on the Observations and Recommendations of the Committee on the Rights of the Child to the government of Georgia.
 
2000: September 19
MultiMedia Anti-Trafficking Campaign Launch Tbilisi. Organized by WomenAid-Georgia, Health & Gender Equity Centre, Tbilisi, as part of IOM funded anti-trafficking of women and children project.
 
HUMAN RIGHTS SEMINAR
 
2000: September 10 - 15
Women, Human Rights and Tradition 
Sun 10 - Fri 15  September 2000, Brighton, UK
This seminar will be of interest to those women and men around the world committed to working for the advancement of women. They will be senior or middle-policy-making levels in a range of settings, NGOs, governments, human rights organisations and commissions, legal practices and universities. 
For further information email: Sophie.Austin@britishcouncil.org
 


Overview of WomenAid ChildFocus eDialogue.
 
This electronic newsletter is prepared by staff and volunteers of both WomenAid International and its Caucasus Gateway Partner, WomenAid-Georgia and is distributed through the WomenAid Child Rights & Well-being Centre, Tbilisi.
 
The opinions expressed in this publication do not necessarily represent the policies or opinions of the WomenAid  CRWC.  All readers are encouraged to copy and further distribute information contained in this publication but proper attribution should be given to the WomenAid Child Rights & Well-Being Centre, CRWC.
 
You are invited to send details of any planned events for inclusion in the next eCalendar.
E-mail to: calendarupdate@womenaid.org
Contact:
WomenAid-International
Child Rights & Well-Being Centre
22 Khorava Street, Tbilisi, Georgia. 
Tel/Fax: 00 995 32   23 24 91 
Email: waigeo@access.sanet.ge
WomenAid International 
Children of the World Initiative
3 Whitehall Court, London SW1A 2EL 
Tel: +44 20 7839 1790 
E-mail: calendar@womenaid.org
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