Annual Conference 20-20: Celebrating great achievements - or missed opportunities? Looking back at 20 years of the UNCRC.
CRAE's Annual Conference this year is on Friday 20 November 2009, which marks the 20th anniversary of the adoption by the United Nations of its Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC). It is at The Oval Conference Centre (Surrey County Cricket Club) in London, from 9.30am to 4.30pm.
November 2009 is children’s rights pledge month. A children’s rights pledge is a public promise made by a decision-maker to take action to improve children’s rights in their local area. Encouraging decision-makers to make a children’s rights pledge is another great way to mark the 20th anniversary of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.
In response to the Children, Schools and Families Select Committee report out today on the appointment of a new Children’s Commissioner for England Dr Mike Lindsay, CRAE national coordinator, said that the role of the Children’s Commissioner for England must be that of an independent champion for children’s rights.
Dr Maggie Atkinson has been named as the new children's commissioner for England. Dr Atkinson, currently director of children's services for Gateshead, is due to replace Professor Sir Al Aynsley-Green next April. CRAE welcomes her appointment in the hope that it will signal a strong voice for children and young people, and to the cause of safeguarding and promoting their basic human rights.
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