On November 20 and 21 Member States of the UN General Assembly participated in a High-level meeting on the occasion of the thirtieth anniversary of the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child.
The opening segment of the meeting, included statements from high level speakers such as: H.E. Amina Mohammed, Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations; Ms. Henrietta Fore, UNICEF Executive Director; Ms. Najat Maalla, Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Violence against Children; and Mr. Andrew Morley, CEO World Vision, Representative from Civil Society appointed by the President of the General Assembly. It was followed by a 'kids takeover' and an interactive panel discussion.
During the general debate of the two-day meeting, more than 100 Member States spoke about their efforts to realize the Convention on the Rights of the Child. A number of delegates made reference to the theme of the 2019 UNGA Resolution in the Rights of the Child which focuses on children without parental care, the Anniversary of the Guidelines on the Alternative Care of Children, and work in support of children without parental care. These included: Argentina, Armenia, Bulgaria, the European Union, Guyana, Hungary, Moldova and Rwanda.