These working methods aim to facilitate and promote the meaningful participation of all children, particularly those in disadvantaged or vulnerable situations, in days of general discussion, including the 2021 Day of General Discussion on Children's Rights and Alternative Care. They draw on the practical and diverse experiences of previous days of general discussion, the experience of the Committee in reviewing children’s submissions and meeting with children, the discussion in 2006 on the right of the child to be heard, and consultations with the children’s advisory group of the day of general discussion in 2018 on protecting and empowering children as human rights defenders. While specific to the participation of children in days of general discussion of the Committee, these working methods contain principles and guidelines that can be used by Governments, United Nations bodies and specialized agencies, NGOs, national human rights institutions, the business sector and other relevant stakeholders for the organization of other meetings at the regional and international levels. At the same time, the Committee also acknowledges the varying backgrounds, experiences and resources of related stakeholders in days of general discussion, and the need to apply these working methods in a flexible, collaborative and innovative approach. Read the working methods in 6 languages here.