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UN Child Rights Committee to review Albania, Dominican Republic, Andorra, Liechtenstein, Kyrgyzstan and Togo

01 September 2023

GENEVA (1 September 2023) – The UN Child Rights Committee will hold its upcoming session from 4 to 22 September, during which it will review Albania, the Dominican Republic, Andorra, Liechtenstein, Kyrgyzstan and Togo.

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. Liechtenstein and Togo are also submitting their initial reports under, respectively, the Optional Protocol on the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography (OPSC), as well as the one on the involvement of children in armed conflict (OPAC).

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:

4 September 15:00 - 18:00
5 September 10:00 - 13:00

Dominican Republic
5 September 15:00 - 18:00
6 September 15:00 - 18:00

8 September 15:00 - 18:00
8 September 10:00 - 13:00

11 September 15:00 - 18:00
12 September 10:00 - 13:00

12 September 15:00 - 18:00
13 September 10:00 - 13:00

14 September 15:00 - 18:00
15 September 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.

On 18 September, the Committee, together with its Child Advisors and partners, will launch its general comment No. 26 on children’s rights and the environment, with a special focus on climate change at a public event in Geneva.

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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