June 3, 2020
On Nov 26-30, 2019, in Bangkok, Thailand, the 2019 Asian Children’s Summit was conducted as a space for children from Southeast Asia, South Asia, and East Asia to come together to form their opinions and give recommendations on the realisation of their rights. The overall objective of the Summit is to contribute to the implementation of the right of the child to be heard. Specifically, the Summit aims to gather children’s recommendations on the realization of their rights; build the children’s advocacy capacity; and provide a venue for cultural exchange on the children’s contributions as advocates.
The result of the Summit would inform the decisions and actions of regional intergovernmental bodies, United Nations bodies, and civil society organizations. It is organized by South Asia Initiative to End Violence against Children/SAIEVAC (on behalf of SAARC), ASEAN Commission on the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Women and Children/ACWC (on behalf of ASEAN), and Child Rights Coalition Asia (CRC Asia).
The Summit overall objective of the Summit is:
- To contribute to the realization of the right of the child to be heard
Specifically, the Summit aims:
- To gather children’s recommendations on the realization of their rights
- To build the children’s advocacy capacity
- To provide a venue for cultural exchange on the children’s contributions to advocate for the realization of their rights