Strong Child

Strong monitoring to implement children’s rights

Monday 9 October 2017, 1:15 - 2:30 PM at Conference Room 11, UNHQ.

The Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) is ratified by nearly all countries. Still there is an enormous gap between the acknowledgement of children’s rights, and the implementation of the rights in legislation, policies and budgeting.

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Article 4 of the CRC obliges State parties to undertake all appropriate measures for the implementation of the rights in the convention. The need for strong governance to secure implementation is highlighted in Sustainable Development Goal 16.

Today, independent monitoring mechanisms for children’s rights exist in over 70 countries. However, many countries still lack effective mechanisms to protect children’s rights.

With this event, through highlighting important features of strong monitoring mechanisms and sharing experiences from different countries, we want to create dialogue on closing the implementations gap and working towards SDG 16.

The event is hosted by the Permanent Missions of Norway and Chile, UNICEF and the Ombudsperson for Children in Norway.


  • Marta Santos Pais, Special Representative to the Secretary General on Violence against Children.
  • Susana Sottoli, Deputy Director - Programme Division at UNICEF.
  • Anne Lindboe, Ombudsperson for Children in Norway.
  • Examples from Morocco, Malawi, Chile, Kazakhstan and Norway. 

Register before 5 October.

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