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Logo Covention on the Rights of the Child 25th Anniversary

Celebrating 25 years of the Convention on the Rights of the Child!

On 24 September 2014 the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child (the Committee) will dedicate a day to speak with children (defined as in the Convention on the Rights of the Child as persons under the age of 18) from 14 different countries. There will be four sessions during the day so that the Committee can speak to children in different timezones.

CRC25 Google+ Hangout - 24 September 2014

The countries taking part: Australia, Belgium, Dominican Republic, Gambia, Japan, Lebanon, Nepal, Peru, Philippines, Tanzania, Tunisia, Turkey, Uruguay and Yemen.

If your country is not identified above, see below about how to get involved!

Watch online from anywhere and send in comments or questions!

No matter where you are or how old you are, watch online and send us your comments. Use #CRC25 and follow us on Facebook.

The Programme: click on the links to reach the event pages and watch live.

Session 1 (English) - Australia, Japan, Nepal, Philippines
10 - 10.30am (GMT +1)
Watch live on YouTube or check out the Google+ event page

Session 2 (Arabic) - Lebanon, Tunisia, Yemen
1 - 1.30pm (GMT +1)
Watch live on YouTube or check out the Google+ event page

Session 3 (English) - Belgium, Gambia, Tanzania, Turkey
4 - 4.30pm (GMT +1)
Watch live on YouTube or check out the Google+ event page

Session 4 (Spanish) - Dominican Republic, Peru, Uruguay
6.30 - 7pm (GMT +1)
Watch live on YouTube or check our the Google+ Hangout event page 

CRC25 - Let’s hear you!
Make a video, draw a picture, or write it down!

What do you think about child rights? What is important to you and other children in your country? The Committee would like to hear from you. You are invited to share your views in one of the following ways:

  1. a short story or poem of maximum 1 page;
  2. draw a picture, take a photo of it and send it by email;
  3. get together with your friends and make a short video (see instructions below).

Send your inputs to crc25@ohchr.org before 15 September 2014.

Excerpts from the submissions we receive will be used to create a video that will be shown at the CRC 25th anniversary event in New York on 20 November 2014.

IMPORTANT! For all submissions, please fill out this waiver form for each child in the video or photo and send it to us by email with your submission.

Making a video: Videos can be maximum 5 minutes long. Only videos that meet OHCHR’s requirements of will be considered for the creation of a montage, which will include excerpts from as many of the different videos received as possible. The Chairperson of the Committee hopes to show the montage at the CRC 25th anniversary in New York on 20 November 2014.

If you have any questions or queries, please feel free to contact us in English, French or Spanish: crc25@ohchr.org 

A special thanks to those who have supported the realisation of this initiative, namely  Child Rights Connect and Oak Foundation, as well as the Bahrain National Commission for Childhood, the Government of Monaco, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Norway and the State of Qatar.

Country-specific information