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Launching the Child Protection Minimum Standards

Wednesday 10 June at 1:00 - 2:30 pm EST.

Permanent Missions of the Dominican Republic, Niger, Norway and Sweden;
UNICEF; Save the Children; World Vision International invites you to 

Strengthening the protection of children during COVID-19:

Launching the Child Protection Minimum Standards

This is one of the side-events to be convened during the ECOSOC Humanitarian Affairs Segment (HAS), which builds on this year’s HAS theme: «Reinforcing humanitarian assistance in the context of the 75th anniversary of the United Nations: taking action for people-centred solutions, strengthening effectiveness, respecting international humanitarian law and promoting the humanitarian principles».

Read more: Concept Note - Child Protection (.pdf)

Format

A panel debate that includes:

Review of the state of play for children’s rights and protection in humanitarian contexts, including the impact of COVID-19, featuring

  • Carlos Hollis Vales - Adolescent speaker from Venezuela, part of "Armonia Musical", an adolescent and youth group that helps young people express themselves through music.
  • The Permanent Mission of Niger

Presentation of the Minimum Standards for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action: 2019 Edition (2019 CPMS), with remarks from

  • The Permanent Mission of Sweden
  • Cornelius Williams, Associate Director, Programme Division - Child Protection, UNICEF on what’s new in the CPMS, including PSEA

Short video presentation of the 2019 CPMS

Presentation on the practical application of the 2019 CPMS in humanitarian contexts, highlighting emerging examples of best practices and learning from

  • Alison Suttton - Save the Children, Global Director Child Protection, Programme Quality & Impact
  • Amanda Rives - World Vision International, Disaster Management - Senior Director

To be followed by an interactive question, answer and discussion period.

Planned interventions from the floor: Watchlist on Children & Armed Conflict

Chair and moderator

  • The Permanent Mission of Dominican Republic 

Panel composition

  • Carlos Hollis Vales - Adolescent speaker
  • The Permanent Mission of Niger – Speaker TBC
  • The Permanent Mission of Sweden – Speaker TBC
  • Cornelius Williams - UNICEF - Associate Director
  • Alison Suttton - Save the Children, Global Director Child Protection, Programme Quality & Impact
  • Amanda Rives - World Vision International, Disaster Management - Senior Director

Where:
Online
When:
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What:
Launch