This is the first time that the CESCR involved children in the elaboration of a General Comment. The objective of the Committee was to gather children’s views at an early stage to ensure that the first draft of the General Comment reflects children’s views and understanding of how the issues that the Committee will be looking at affect their rights. Other opportunities were provided for children to engage throughout the process to ensure a sustainable engagement. For this process, the CESCR cooperated with the German Institute for Human Rights, the NGO Child Rights Connect , the Human Rights Department of the University of Nottingham and the FES Geneva Office.
When and where?
Committee members were organizing meetings with children from all around the world to hear their views.
Detailed information & how to support children’s engagement on the three child rights consultations can be found here in English, French and Spanish:
Please see also the child-friendly Concept Note.