Fidest – Agenzia giornalistica/press agency

Quotidiano di informazione – Anno 31 n° 275

Parliament as a global actor for children’s rights

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 7 febbraio 2019

Children´s rights coordinator Ms Corazza-Bildt will go to the USA to meet key stakeholders, including the UN and UNICEF, to step up children’s rights globally.The main objective of this mission to New York City and Washington DC is to establish official partnerships and structural dialogues between the UN, and particularly UNICEF, and the European Parliament.EP’s coordinator for children’s rights Anna Maria Corazza-Bildt said: “The European Parliament is committed to put children’s rights at the heart of our policies and legislation. It is important to build institutional partnerships with the UN family and develop a structural dialogue to strengthen our cooperation globally. In the European Parliament, we strongly stand for multilateralism to address global challenges. Together, we must put an end to all forms of violence against children, increase child safety online and protect the most vulnerable children – such as migrant children – across Europe and globally. Together, we want to give a voice to children and make sure their voice is heard in all decision that concern them”.From Monday to Thursday, she will meet UN special representatives on violence against children and children in armed conflicts, UN Global Compact programme chief, UN General Assembly president as well as UNICEF deputy executive director, Congressional Children’s Rights Caucus co-chairs and World Bank vice-presidents.The mandate of the coordinator for children´s rights covers both the internal and external dimension of the EU policy and aims also at positioning the European Parliament as a global actor to advance children’s rights globally.

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