27 Jan 2020

Samoa to host session of UN Committee on Rights of the Child

5:02 pm on 27 January 2020

In an historic first, Samoa will host an Extraordinary Outreach Session of the Committee on the Rights of the Child in March.

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It will be the first time any of the United Nations human rights treaty body committees have met formally outside of Geneva and New York.

The 84th session in Samoa will focus on the Pacific with representatives from the Cook Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia and Tuvalu to discuss how the Committee is protecting; promoting and can improve the rights of children under the Convention on the Rights of the Child.

A range of side events will examine child rights issues within the Pacific context, including the impacts of climate change and the right to health.