Last week, the final report of Peru's Universal Periodic Review (UPR) at the United Nations in Geneva was adopted. In collaboration with its local partner, Qosqo Maki, FAAI submitted a report to shed light on the rights violations experienced by children in street situations. Despite being a growing problem in Peru, the issue of Peruvian children in street situations had never been addressed with recommendations by the United Nations.
Upholding children's rights at the United Nations:
The FAAI advocates for the rights of children in street situations in various countries and actively participates in UN mechanisms to enforce their rights. The Universal Periodic Review (UPR) is a process that examines human rights situations in all UN member states. During this review, recommendations are issued by other states every five years to improve the respect for human rights. Once accepted by the concerned state, these recommendations must be implemented within the given timeframe to address the identified issues. The involvement of civil society actors is vital as it provides concrete insights to states regarding necessary improvements.
A report made by and for children in street situations:
Last November, we presented our findings and recommendations in favour of the rights of children in street situations at the pre-session that brings together civil society and diplomats. Throughout the week, our advocacy team engaged in discussions with over 20 Permanent Missions to raise awareness about this expanding problem and enhance the visibility of FAAI and its initiatives.