Faith and Children’s Rights: A Multi-religious Study on the Convention on the Rights of the Child

LAUNCH REPORT


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Faith and Children’s Rights: A Multi-religious Study on the Convention on the Rights of the Child was formally launched on the 30th Anniversary of the adoption of the CRC at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, in November 2019. The launch was attended by over 120 representatives of Permanent Missions to the UN, religious communities, UN agencies, civil society organizations and child delegates from Bosnia & Herzegovina, Pakistan and Brazil. Rev. Keishi Miyamoto, President of Arigatou International, welcomed the speakers and participants (via video). Diverse religious leaders and human rights experts discussed key findings of the Study, and the need to promote the complementarity between child rights and the seven religions examined. Participants underscored the importance of faith actors, governments and human rights advocates working together to strengthen child protection and safeguarding measures at the local and national levels.

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