Children have a prominent place on the agenda of the Hearings in New York

Jul

15

Time: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Location: New York, General Assembly Hall (NLB)

Terre Des Hommes will be addressing government and civil society representatives at the HLD “informal interactive hearings” at the UN in New York on 15th July.

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On behalf of the thematic group on rights and empowerment of children in the context of migration, Terre Des Hommes will be bringing the results of work from civil society active preparations at national, regional and international levels and give recommendations to the governments.

There will be live webcast at http://webtv.un.org/.  The panel discussion including a presentation by Ignacio Packer, Secretary General of Terre Des Hommes International Federation (Protecting and empowering children in the context of mobility),  is from 11:55 to 13:00 (NY time) or 17:55 to 19:00 (Western European time zone).

Much of civil society continues to converge on the proposal for a 5-year action agenda for practical collaboration between governments and civil society, for states to adopt as a formal outcome of the High Level Dialogue in October. The action agenda proposes collaboration around a limited set of eight key issues where there is a broad sense that progress is achievable.  Terre Des Hommes has been intensively involved in the last months at national, regional and global levels (see previous posts) advocating for key messages of the Destination Unknown Campaign.

Some months ago, as the program for the 15th July Interactive Hearings on Migration and Development was being developed, and as civil society was developing its 5-year plan with 8 action points, children in the context of migration were not a key focus area.  Today, this issue rightly now occupies a prominent place on the agenda of the 15th July Hearings.

For more information on the Interactive Hearings and the High Level Dialogue on Migration and Development:
http://hldcivilsociety.org/category/news/