Wednesday 24 September 2014
BUFFET LUNCH 12.30 – 13.30
ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION 13.30 – 15.00
ROOM ASP 6 D 128
(access through the European Parliament Library ASP building, section D, 5th floor)
The new European Parliament must have the institutional capacity to stand up for the interests of children in every aspect of its work. We call on MEPs to ensure the rights of all children around the world are respected and fulfilled. All 28 EU Member States have ratified the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child; the Lisbon Treaty makes the promotion of children’s rights an explicit objective of EU internal and external affairs and the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights requires that the best interests of the child is a primary consideration in all EU actions. It is now time to make these commitments a reality for children.
The Child Rights Action Group, bringing together international and European organisations promoting children’s rights both in the EU and in its external action, invites to debate how MEPs can translate their commitment into concrete results for children.