Wednesday 13 April 18:30–20:00

Protecting children in street situations: Our priority!

Working with States to protect children in street situations: Sharing of experiences.


  • Raising awareness among authorities
  • Working with States – Focus on General Comment No. 21: Five years after its adoption, where are we now?
  • Sharing of experiences and discussion: What strategies should we adopt to strengthen the protection of children?

20:00 : Cocktail Buffet

Wednesday 13
18H30–20:00 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

Moderator: Tony Burgener
(former Director of Swiss Solidarity)

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

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