2006 Summit for the Convention on the Rights of the Child: Mobilizing Communities for Ratification

Summary: This conference will be a forum for a dynamic and diverse gathering of non-governmental organisations, government officials, the private sector, child rights advocates, scholars, religious organisations, parents, youth, students, and others committed to promoting US Ratification of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC).

In addition to morning and afternoon plenary sessions, an integral feature of the Summit will be interactive workshops, panels, and artistic presentations organised by and for the national child rights community. These meetings will share best practices for advancing children’s rights, offer skill building opportunities, provide organising strategies and much more.

The Conference will focus on the following topics:

- Organising for Child Rights at the Local, State, and/or National Level
- Introduction to the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child
- US Ratification of the CRC: Implications for US Children
- Opposition to the Convention: Exploring Counter Arguments and Seeking Clarification
- Best Practice Models for Advancing Children’s Rights
- Workshops Targeting Parents, Religious Leaders, Youth, or Scholars and How They Can Mobilise for US Ratification of The CRC
- Training on a Particular Skill Related to Advocating for Child Rights
- Other countries’ perspectives on how the CRC has improved the lives of children since ratification.


pdf: http://www.childrightscampaign.org/crcsummit.htm


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