YOU ARE CORDIALLY INVITED TO A SPECIAL PANEL AND RECEPTION
"CHILDREN DEPRIVED OF LIBERTY: THE CALL FOR A GLOBAL STUDY"
More than one million children are incarcerated by
justice systems worldwide at any one time, while
immigration detention has skyrocketed in recent
years. Other children are confi ned due to physical
or mental health, drug use, or national security
reasons. The exact number of children deprived
of liberty worldwide is unknown, but available
evidence shows that deprivation of liberty is both
costly and harmful.
The Committee on the Rights of the Child and more
than 50 leading non-governmental organizations
are urging members of the UN General Assembly
to recommend a high-level UN Study on Children
Deprived of Liberty to collect sorely needed
information on the scope of the problem, identify
good practices, and make recommendations that
can shape more effective policies and practices.
Please join us for a panel and reception to learn
more about this new initiative.
DATE AND VENUE:
OCTOBER 14, 2014 | 6:30 – 8 P.M.
INSTITUTE OF INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION, 12TH FLOOR,
809 UN PLAZA (1ST AVENUE, BETWEEN 45TH AND 46TH)
H.E. Mr. Gonzalo Koncke, Ambassador and permanent representative of Uruguay
H.E. Ms. May-Elin Stener, Ambassador and deputy permanent representative of Norway
Marta Santos Pais, Special Representative to the Secretary-General on Violence against Children
Susan Bissell, Chief, Child Protection, UNICEF
Kirsten Sandberg, Chairperson, Committee on the Rights of the Child
Jo Becker, Children’s Rights Advocacy Director, Human Rights Watch
A reception will follow.
The Missions of Ethiopia, Norway, Qatar, and Uruguay, Defence for
Children International and Human Rights Watch on behalf of the
NGO Panel for the Global Study on Children Deprived of Liberty,
and the Institute of International Education.
Read the FAQ
on The Call for a Global Study