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The Stockholm strategy:
highlights from the high-level conference "Building a Europe for and with children – towards a strategy for

2009-11

 

Lending their support to "Raise your hand against smacking" – high-level conference attendees joined the Queen and signed up against corporal punishment of children. (See list)

Conclusions of the conference by the Chair , Ambassador Per Sjögren, Chair of the Ministers' Deputies, Permanent Representative of Sweden to the Council of Europe

Speeches

Her Majesty Queen Silvia
"It is not enough to love children. We must treat all children ... with care and respect. The rights of every girl and every boy must be realised without discrimination. ... And every child must be able to express their opinions and be listened to."
 

Göran Hägglund, Swedish Minister for Health and Social Affairs
 

Beatrice Ask, Swedish Minister for Justice

Maud de Boer-Buquicchio, Deputy Secretary General of the Council of Europe
Opening speech:
  Closing speech: "

Günther Krug, vice-president of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe  

Inger Linge, Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe

Thomas Hammarberg, Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights (summary)

Photos

Her Majesty Queen Silvia signing "Raise your hand against smacking" – the appeal to stop all corporal punishment of children (see enlarged photo)
 

Her Majesty Queen Silvia in tête-à-tête with the young people participating in the conference (see enlarged photo)

 
Her Majesty Queen Silvia, Maud de Boer-Buquicchio and Göran Hägglund