Information for partners

Committee’s Guidelines for the participation of non-governmental actors in the Reporting process

Written submissions

Non-governmental actors who wish to send written information to the Committee on the Rights of the Child, including children, NGOs, NHRIs and Ombudspersons, should do it according to the following deadlines and modalities:


Alternative reports for the pre-session
Additional submissions between the pre-session and the session*
  Electronic copies Paper copies   Electronic copies Paper copies

February pre-sessional working group

1 November

20 November

September session

15 August

20 August

June pre-sessional working group

1 March

20 March

January session

15 December

20 December

October pre-sessional working group

1 July

20 July

May session

15 April

20 April

Submission procedure 

All reports should be submitted electronically through the Child Rights Connect website at this link.

5 paper copies of each submission should be sent to the following address:

Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC) 
Human Rights Treaties Division (HRTD)
Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)
Palais Wilson - 52, rue des Pâquis
CH-1201 Geneva (Switzerland)

Please note that only the organisations that submit written information in accordance with the above-mentioned deadlines and procedures can be invited to participate in the pre-sessional working groups.

Contacts and support

If you wish to receive support and capacity building to engage in the reporting process and the work of the Committee, you can contact Child Rights Connect:
Child Rights Connect
1 rue de Varembé
1202 Geneva, Switzerland
T: +41(0)22 740 4730

Child Rights Connect is an international network of NGOs that advocates for children’s enjoyment of their rights and empowers civil society and non-State actors, including children, NHRIs and Ombudspersons, to engage effectively with the Committee.

Check out Child Rights Connect Guides for NGOs, NHRIs and children on the CRC Reporting Cycle and other resources.

For general queries, please contact the CRC Secretariat


* Additional submissions may include: comments on the List of Issues and Written Replies and/or any other relevant information

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