Crown Princess Mathilde attended a Conference
On November 20, Princess Mathilde was present at a conference themed “The children speak” at the Parliament of the French Community in Brussels. This symposium is organized to mark the International Day of Children’s Rights. The speakers were children and youth who are excluded, they testified about their daily experiences.
2010 marks the 21st anniversary of Universal Children’s Day. The Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) is the most widely ratified human rights treaty in the world. 20 November is celebrated as the international day for children. The United Nations General Assembly recommended in 1954 (resolution 836 (IX)) that all countries institute a Universal Children’s Day, to be observed as a day of understanding between children and of activity promoting the welfare of the world’s children. The date of 20 November marks the day on which the Assembly adopted the Declaration of the Rights of the Child, in 1959, and the Convention on the Rights of the Child, in 1989.Filed under Belgium
Tagged Children, Conference, Queen Mathilde of the Belgians, United Nations.