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Children’s rights : a new strategy to be launched in Rome

The new Strategy to guide the 46 member States of the Council of Europe in protecting and promoting the rights of the child in 2022-2027 will be officially launched on 7-8 April at a high-level conference in Rome.

Benedetto Della Vedova, Undersecretary of State for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Italy; Elena Bonetti, Minister for Equal Opportunities and Family; Marija Pejčinović Burić, Secretary General of the Council of Europe; Tiny Kox, President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, and Dunja Mijatović, Commissioner for Human Rights of the Council of Europe, are expected to address the event participants via videolink or in person.

Children’s rights in crisis and emergency situations as one of the priorities of the Strategy will be in the focus at the event. A video statement addressed to the participants of the Conference will be delivered in the name of the First Lady of Ukraine Olena Zelenska. The Minister of Social Policy of Ukraine, Maryna Lazebna, will address the conference via video-link.

 Press release
New Council of Europe’s Strategy for the Rights of the Child to be launched in Rome on 7-8 April

 Draft agenda (regularly updated)

 webcast for 7 April morning session

Speech by Secretary General

Council of Europe Strasbourg 5 April 2022
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