Supporting Independent Human Rights Institutions to Advance Accountability for Children’s Rights: A Global Webinar Series

February 13, 2019: 8am-9:30am
Independent Human Rights Institutions (IHRIs) play a critical role in the promotion and protection of children’s rights. This Global Webinar Series seeks to further collaboration with and support to IHRIs in their work with and for children.
The four-part Series will include the presentation of a series of tools for IHRIs recently developed by UNICEF and partners, and will specifically address the following areas:
  • IHRIs and Children’s Rights: Guiding Principles and Practical Approaches
  • IHRIs and Promotion and Outreach with Children
  • IHRIs and Child Participation
  • IHRIs and Child-friendly Complaint Mechanisms
The Series is open to all and we invite you to share this broadcast widely. For further details and to RSVP kindly email Adam Jones at
Webinar 1 IHRIs and Children’s Rights: Guiding Principles and Practical Approaches: 13th Feb., 08:00 - 09:30 (New York)
08:00am - 08:10am: Opening remarks and moderation - UNICEF
08:10am - 08:20am: Guiding principles of a children’s rights approach - Independent experts Vanessa Sedletzki and Gerison Lansdown
08:20am - 08:35am: A global mapping of the work of National Human Rights Institutions with and for children - The Global Alliance for National Human Rights Institutions
08:35am - 08:50am: A regional perspective on support to IHRIs and key challenges faced - The European Network of Ombudspersons for Children
08:50am - 09:20am: Q&A session - UNICEF
09:20am - 09:30am: Closing remarks - UNICEF