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UN Child Rights Committee to review Botswana, Cabo Verde, Côte d'Ivoire, Malta, Singapore, Sri Lanka, and Tonga

GENEVA (10 May 2019) — The UN Child Rights Committee will meet in Geneva from 13 to 31 May to review Botswana, Cabo Verde, Côte d'Ivoire, Malta, Singapore, and Tonga. The Committee will also review Sri Lanka under the Optional Protocol on sale of children.

The above are among the States parties to the Child Rights Convention and its Optional Protocols, and so are required to undergo regular reviews on how they are implementing the Committee’s previous recommendations and the Convention or its Optional Protocols.

The public sessions will take place in the ground floor conference room of Palais Wilson in Geneva. A programme of work is available on-line.

The Committee is scheduled to publish its findings on the respective States on 6 June 2019, and to hold a press conference on the same day.

The recommended hashtag for the meeting is #CRC81 and the sessions will be webcast live at http://webtv.un.org/live.
Further information about the session is available on the Web page for the session.

Information about media accreditation is also available on-line.

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Background

The Committee on the Rights of the Child monitors States parties’ adherence to the Convention on the Rights of the Child and its Optional Protocols on involvement of children in armed conflict, on sale of children, child prostitution and childpornography, and on a communications procedure. The Convention to date has 196 States parties. The Committee is made up of 18 members who are independent human rights experts drawn from around the world, who serve in their personal capacity and not as representatives of States parties. The Committee’s concluding observations are an independent assessment of States’ compliance with their human rights obligations under the Treaty.

For media inquiries, please contact Julia Grønnevet in Geneva at +41 (0) 22 917 9310/ jgronnevet@ohchr.org.

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