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UN Child Rights Committee to review France, Jordan, Sao Tomé and Principe, Finland, Türkiye, and the United Kingdom

05 May 2023

GENEVA (5 May 2023) - The UN Child Rights Committee (CRC) will hold its upcoming session from 8 to 26 May, during which it will review France, Jordan, Sao Tomé and Principe, Finland, Türkiye, and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

The six countries are among the 196 States parties to the Child Rights Convention. They are required to undergo regular reviews by the Committee of 18 independent international experts on how they are implementing the Convention, its Optional Protocols, as well as the Committee's previous recommendations.

The CRC, which has received the respective country reports and other submissions from non-governmental organizations, will discuss a range of issues with the six State delegations through public dialogues on the following dates at Geneva time:

9 May 15:00 - 18:00
10 May 10:00 - 13:00

10 May 15:00 - 18:00
11 May 10:00 - 13:00

Sao Tomé and Principe
11 May 15:00 - 18:00
12 May 10:00 - 13:00

15 May 15:00 - 18:00
16 May 10:00 - 13:00

17 May 15:00 - 18:00
18 May 10:00 - 13:00

United Kingdom
18 May 15:00 - 18:00
19 May 10:00 - 13:00

The above public dialogues will be held in the Ground Floor Conference Room, Palais Wilson, Geneva. All public meetings are open to accredited journalists and livecast on UN Web TV. More information about the session, including reports submitted by the States and the full schedule of meetings, is available on the session webpage.

For media accreditation:
Please apply online or contact [email protected]

Accredited media attending public meetings at Palais Wilson, please register with:
Vivian Kwok at [email protected] or
UN Human Rights Office Media Section at [email protected]

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, and on sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography. 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.

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