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Panel Discussion on Rights of the child and SDGs - 15th Meeting, 46th Regular Session Human Rights Council
1 Mar 2021 -  Annual full-day meeting on the rights of the child
Theme: Rights of the child and the Sustainable Development Goals

Objectives: The event will be an opportunity to follow up on the Human Rights Council full-day meeting on the rights of the child in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development held at its 34th session. It will identify the implications of a child rights approach for the Decade of Action to accelerate delivery on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including how children being left behind within and beyond the context of the COVID-19 pandemic can urgently be reached.
Chair: H.E. Ms. Monique T.G. Van Daalen, Vice-President of the Human Rights Council
Panellists and themes:
Dr. Najat Maalla M’jid, Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Violence Against Children (video message)
Scaling up efforts to safeguard children’s freedom from violence and advance implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

Claudia, Member of the Network of Children's and Adolescent Correspondents of the Americas and the Caribbean from the Inter-American Institute of the Child (RED CORIA DEL IIN-OEA) (video message)
Gaps and barriers raised by children in consultation with the UN Human Rights Office on realizing children’s rights through the SDGs

Mr. Benyam Dawit Mezmur, Member of the Committee on the Rights of the Child (video message)
Assessment of the global status of the rights of the child and SDG achievement based on the Committee’s monitoring process

Mr. Bruce Adamson, Children and Young People's Commissioner Scotland (video message)
Building back and accelerating SDG implementation through a child rights-based approach: lessons from country experience



46th Regular Session of the Human Rights Council.

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SPEAKERS
Ms. Najat Maalla M’jid, Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Violence Against Children (Introduction)
Ms. Claudia, Network of Children's and Adolescent Correspondents of the Americas and the Caribbean from the Inter-American Institute of the Child
Mr. Benyam Dawit Mezmur, Member of the Committee on the Rights of the Child
Mr. Bruce Adamson, Children and Young People's Commissioner Scotland
Latvia (on behalf of the Nordic-Baltic Countries), Mr. Bahtijors Hasans
Barbados (on behalf of the CARICOM), Mr. Chad Blackman
Canada (on behalf of States Members of OIF), Ms. Leslie E. Norton
European Union, Mr. Thomas Wagner
Montenegro, Ms. Slavica Milacic
Hungary, Ms. Angelika Szucs
Ukraine, Ms. Olena Andrienko
Republic of Moldova, Ms. Tatiana Molcean
Marshall Islands, Mr. Samuel K. Jr. Lanwi
Gabon, Ms. Mireille Sarah Nzenze
Republic of Korea, Ms. Yena Yoo
UNFPA, Mr. Sérgio Esperança
Edmund Rice International Limited, Ms. Constantine Dabreu
Child Rights Connect, Mr. Reece
Consortium for Street Children, The, Ms. Ishika
Bulgaria, Mr. Yuri Sterk
Timor-Leste, Mr. Francisco Dionisio Fernandes
Greece, Ms. Natalia Panourgia
Burkina Faso, Mr. Zong-Naba Germain Pime
Nepal, Mr. Bhuwan Paudel
Fiji, Mr. Gerard Furivai
Sudan, Mr. Ahmed Taha
Israel, Ms. Meirav Eilon Shahar
Iraq, Ms. Zaytoon Abdullah
Russian Federation, Ms. Kristina Sukacheva
Indonesia, Ms. Mia Padmasari
Bahrain, Ms. Noora Almannaei
Save the Children International, Ms. Diarra Diop
Plan International, Inc., Mr. Dorian Hall
International Planned Parenthood Federation, Ms. Estelle Wagner
Mr. Bruce Adamson, Children and Young People's Commissioner Scotland
Mr. Benyam Dawit Mezmur, Member of the Committee on the Rights of the Child
Ms. Claudia, Network of Children's and Adolescent Correspondents of the Americas and the Caribbean from the Inter-American Institute of the Child
Ms. Najat Maalla M’jid, Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Violence Against Children (Final Remarks)
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Member States