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The Advanced Regional Training Course on International Mechanisms on the rights of the child

The advanced regional training course organized by the Geneva Institute for Human Rights on international protection mechanisms for children's rights, held on the margins of the 91st session of the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC), will last for five days at the Institute's headquarters and United Nations headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland

Participants in the training course consist of 20 trainees representing 7 Arab countries: Kuwait, Qatar, UAE, Sudan, Yemen, Tunisia and Egypt. The training is supervised by a selection of trainers.

The programme includes: human rights concepts and terminology International conventions on children's rights, United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, workshop on the Convention on the Rights of the Child, Protocols to the Convention on the Rights of the Child, non conventional mechanisms for children's rights, and a discussion on digital threats to children's rights and the protection of information. Participants will also attend the discussion of Kuwait's periodic report before the Committee on the Rights of the Child at the United Nations.

The regional training course is part of the Institute's strategy and programme of work in the defence of human rights, citizenship and benevolent human values and the promotion of human rights for internal change.

The Geneva Institute for Human Rights is a non-governmental organization, founded in July 2004, with a consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council. It is an independent human rights awareness-raising institution. It ensures the principles of equality, dignity and respect and integrates policies with practices at all levels of the public service. It serves as a forum for democratic dialogue, harmony and complementarity of efforts by governmental and non-governmental human rights organizations to establish the rule of law, democratic institutions and respect for human rights.

Geneva 12 September 2022


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