International day for street children 2022

From exclusion to inclusion

What prospects for children
in street situations?

Panel discussions | 12–13 ApRIL 2022

Online and in-person

Celebrated every 12 April, the International Day for Street Children aims to give voice to the millions of children in street situations and recall the importance of recognizing their rights.

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Programme: 12–13 april 2022

How do you reintegrate and support children and young people in situations of great vulnerability? 

In the course of three panel discussions, we will touch on the following themes: the factors of exclusion; the work being done to support these children; and the strategies that need to be put in place to ensure their rights are better protected. 

Surviving the streets: A reality for many children in the 21st century, near and far

tuesday 12 april 
18:30–20:00 CET

Opening speech by Ms Nathalie Fontanet, State Councillor, Geneva

Dr Najat Maala M’jid, Special Representative of Secretary-General on Violence against Children, UN

Jean Dzéné, Head, Children in Street Situations and Strategy international programme, Fondation d’Auteuil

Joseph Likibi, Coordinator, REIPER, Republic of the Congo

Families and children, agents of their own change: How can we support them?

Wednesday 13 april
16:30–17:30 CET

Carl Lacharité, Psychologist and full professor of psychology, Université de Quebec à Trois-Rivières

Dr Nicolas Liengme, Child psychiatrist and co-founder of Païdos, Geneva

Christophe Beau, Head, Family and Parenting international programme, Fondation d’Auteuil

Marie Madeleine Tiendrebeogo, Director, Kogl Taaba, Burkina Faso

Jorge Roldán del Solar, Social worker, Qosqo Maki, Peru

Protecting children in street situations: Our priority!

Wednesday 13 april
18:30–20:00 CET

Introductive speech from the Committee on the Rights of the Child, Mr Philip Jaffé, Vice-chair.
Opening speech by Mr Alfonso Gomez, administrative councilor, City of Geneva

Hynd Ayoubi Idrissi, Vice Chair of Committee on the Rights of the Child, UN

Dedho, 27 years old, France

Joseph Likibi, Coordinator, REIPER, Republic of the Congo

Lucy Halton, Legal and Advocacy Officer, Consortium for Street Children

Laura Hendricksen, International Director, Fondation d’Auteuil

Practical information


Birdhouse Restaurant
Chemin de Blandonnet 8
Bâtiment Bird
1214 Vernier


The restaurant is accessible to people with reduced mobility. 

By public transport: From Cornavin station, take tram 14 (direction Meyrin-Gravière) or tram 18 (direction CERN) and get off at the Blandonnet stop (2 minutes walk to the restaurant).

By car: Parking available.


This event is bilingual: simultaneous translation in French and English will be available on the spot and online.

The panel discussions will be followed by a cocktail reception and a chance to chat with the panellists.

Contact us


Club Diplomatique


Consortium for Street Children
Kogl Taaba
Qosqo Maki
Réseau des Intervenants sur le Phénomène des Enfants en Rupture (REIPER)