Skip to main content

Media advisories Treaty bodies

UN Child Rights Committee to review Namibia, Guatemala, Georgia, Mali, Panama, Egypt, Bhutan, Estonia and Paraguay

03 May 2024

GENEVA (3 May 2024) - The UN Child Rights Committee (CRC) will hold its upcoming session from 6 to 24 May, during which it will review Namibia, Guatemala, Georgia, Mali, Panama, Egypt, Bhutan, Estonia and Paraguay.

The nine 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 Committee will additionally assess Panama for its initial report under the Optional Protocol on the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography (OPSC).

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

6 May 15:00 – 18:00
7 May 10:00 – 13:00

7 May 15:00 – 18:00
8 May 10:00 – 13:00

8 May 15:00 – 18:00
9 May 10:00 – 13:00

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

Panama (reviewing only OPSC)
10 May 15:00 – 18:00

13 May 15:00 – 18:00
14 May 10:00 – 13:00

14 May 15:00 – 18:00
15 May 10:00 – 13:00

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

16 May 15:00 – 18:00
17 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 contact the Media Section for support:
Vivian Kwok at [email protected]
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.