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UN Child Rights Committee to review Greece, Iceland, Cambodia, Somalia, Zambia, Cuba, Djibouti, Cyprus, Canada, Kiribati, Croatia and Chile

28 April 2022

GENEVA (28 April 2022) - The UN Child Rights Committee (CRC) will hold its upcoming session from 3 May to 3 June, during which it will review Greece, Iceland, Cambodia, Somalia, Zambia, Cuba, Djibouti, Cyprus, Canada, Kiribati, Croatia and Chile.

The twelve countries are among the 196 States parties to the Child Rights Convention and its Optional Protocols. 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 submissions from non-governmental organizations, will discuss a range of issues with the twelve State delegations through public dialogues on the following dates at Geneva time:

Greece: 3 May (15.00 – 17.00) 4 May (10.00 – 12.00)

Iceland: 4 May (15.00 – 18.00) 5 May (10.00 – 13.00)

Cambodia: 5 May (15.00 – 18.00) 6 May (10.00 – 13.00)

Somalia: 9 May (15.00 – 18.00) 10 May (10.00 – 13.00)

Zambia: 10 May (15.00 – 18.00) 11 May (10.00 – 13.00)

Cuba: 11 May (15.00 – 18.00) 12 May (10.00 – 13.00)

Djibouti: 12 May (15.00 – 18.00) 13 May (10.00 – 13.00)

Cyprus: 16 May (15.00 – 18.00) 17 May (10.00 – 13.00)

Canada: 17 May (15.00 – 17.00) 18 May (15.00 – 17.00)

Kiribati: 18 May (9.00 – 11.00) 19 May (9.00 – 11.00)

Croatia: 19 May (15.00 – 18.00) 20 May (10.00 – 13.00)

Chile: 24 May (15.00 – 18.00) 25 May (10.00 – 13.00)

The above reviews will be held in the Ground Floor Conference Room of Palais Wilson in Geneva and broadcast live 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.

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, 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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