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(Part 1 of 4) High-level Meeting on the 30th Anniversary of the Adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child - 1) General Assembly: 31st plenary meeting, 74th session 2) Interactive Segment
20 Nov 2019 -  Promotion and protection of the rights of children - Item 66
High-level meeting on the occasion of the thirtieth anniversary of the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child

• Opening remarks
- H.E. Mr. Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, President of the General Assembly
- H.E. Amina Mohammed, Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations
- Ms. Henrietta Fore, UNICEF Executive Director
- Ms. Virginia Gamba, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict
- Ms. Najat Maalla, Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Violence against Children
- Mr. Luis Ernesto Pedernera Reyna, Chair of the Committee on the Rights of the Child
- Ms. Maud de Boer-Buquicchio, Special Rapporteur on the Sale and Sexual Exploitation of Children, including Prostitution, Child Pornography and other Child Sexual Abuse Material.
- Mr. Andrew Morley, CEO World Vision, Representative from Civil Society appointed by the President of the General Assembly

• Interactive Segment
- Handover from Geneva to New York (video link): Ms. Michelle Bachelet, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights
- ‘Kids Takeover’
- Interactive Panel Discussion: Leave No Child Behind: For Every Child, Every Right

In the 30 years since the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), the lives of millions of children have been improved through the progressive realization of rights and fulfillment of obligations enshrined within the Convention and its Optional Protocols. The commemoration of CRC at 30 is a moment for bold action to ensure we leave no child behind.

Children across the world have been recognized as individual rights-holders of those rights inherent to the human dignity of all people. Children have equally been recognized as having the right to special protections and safeguards from those that constitute the duty-bearers in their lives and communities. As we prepare to enter into the Decade of implementation of the SDG’s, this is also an opportune moment to review progress made in supporting the rights of children.
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