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Celebrating the Convention on the Rights of the Child 

Ahead of the 30th anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, MEPs will discuss the new challenges that children and youth face today.

The debate in the hemicycle in Brussels on Wednesday afternoon is also expected to consider progress made over the past three decades in promoting children’s rights all over the world. It will be wound up by a resolution to be voted on during the plenary session in Strasbourg later this month.

EP high-level conference on 20 November

The European Parliament will also organise a high-level conference on 20 November to mark the anniversary, which takes place on the same day.

It will be opened by Her Majesty the Queen of the Belgians, David Sassoli, President of the European Parliament and Ursula von der Leyen, President-elect of the European Commission (TBC). Here is the draft programme.

If you wish to attend the conference, you have to register. Adults can register here and minors can register through this link.


This United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child has become the most widely ratified human rights treaty in history.

Council and Commission statements followed by a non-legislative resolution

Debate: Wednesday, 13 November

Vote: November II session