Human Rights of Children in Migration Joint General Comment Launch

Apr

16

Time: 15:00 CET
Location: Geneva, Switzerland

The Office for the High Commissioner for Human Rights is organising a launching event for the Joint General Comments on Children in Migration during the 28th session of the Committee on Migrant Workers (CMW). The event will consist of a panel with speakers, a moderator and a questions and answers segment. It will be open to States, UN agencies and entities, civil society and the general public and will take place during official meeting time. Interpretation will be provided.

Monday, 16 April 2018, from 3:00 to 5:00 pm
United Nations Office at Geneva, Palais des Nations, Conference Room XII

Programme
3:00 to 3:20 pm

Welcoming statement by Chair of the Committee on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families

Opening statement by Mr. Orest Nowosad, Chief, Groups in Focus Section, Human Rights Council and  Treaty Mechanisms Division, Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (Moderator)

3:20 to 4:00 pm

“Talk Show” style discussion

Panelists:
Mr. Benyam Dawit Mezmur, Member of the Committee on the Rights of the Child
Mr. Pablo Ceriani, Former Vice-Chair of the Committee on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant
Workers and Members of Their Families
Mr. Laurent Chapuis, Regional Advisor Migration, UNICEF Regional Office for Europe and Central
Asia
Ms. Jill Helke, Director, Department of International Cooperation and Partnerships, IOM
Ms. Anne Dussart, Caritas Internationalis Belgium
Ms. Pinar Aksu, Global Campaign to End Child Immigration Detention Advocate

4:00 pm to 4:50 pm
Interventions, questions and answers

4:50 pm – 5:00 pm
Wrap-up by Mr. Orest Nowosad, Chief, Groups in Focus Section, Human Rights Council and Treaty
Mechanisms Division, Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (Moderator)