Advancing children’s rights via the UN Reporting Mechanism: The role of the UN and Children’s Commissioners – Webinar Recording

This webinar focused on the reporting process to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child and the opportunities it provides. These opportunities include the engagement of all involved in children’s rights; the implementation of the recommendations in the UN CRC Committee’s Concluding Observations; and the preparation of Australia’s next periodic report to the Committee due in January 2024.

Samoan Justice Vui Clarence Nelson, a member of the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child emphasised the important role that stakeholders play in the reporting process, including by facilitating the inclusion of the voices of children and ensuring that responses to the Committee’s Concluding Observations reflect a diversity of experience. Commissioners Natalie Lewis and Luke Twyford from the Queensland Family and Children’s Commission (QFCC) then outlined how the CRC is currently being used in the Commission’s work.