2021 Day of General Discussion on Children’s Rights and Alternative Care: Guidelines on participation and submissions

UN Committee on the Rights of the Child

The UN Committee on the Rights of the Child will hold a Day of General Discussion (DGD) in Geneva on “Children’s Rights and Alternative Care”. This will be held over two half days on 16 and 17 September 2021. The DGD is a public meeting aimed at fostering a deeper understanding of the contents and implications of the CRC as they relate to specific topics. Representatives of Governments, United Nations human rights mechanisms, United Nations bodies and specialized agencies, national human rights institutions, civil society, the business sector and individual experts and children and youth are invited to take part.

As part of a public consultation to help feed into and guide the discussions at the 2021 Day of General Discussion, all interested stakeholders, whether adults or children, are encouraged to send written submissions to the Committee at crc@ohchr.org. This document includes guidelines for participation submission.

The guidelines are also available in French and Spanish.