[OLPC.ch] Fwd: UNCRC Public Consultation on General Comment 25

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Michael Lew

Aug 26, 2020, 6:44:30 PM8/26/20
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Dear friends and committee members of OLPC (Switzerland),

The Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC) has extended the
deadline for contributing to the General Comment on children's
rights in relation to the digital environment.

The new deadline is now November 15, 2020, for a maximum
length of 3'000 words, as described on these pages :

I plan to send them a contribution in the name of One Laptop
Per Child, as I have been officially designated main Geneva
representative of the worldwide NGO to the United Nations
since last May (we have ECOSOC consultative status).

If anyone on this mailing list would like to participate in the
elaboration of this document, please email me, I'd be happy
to include you in this process.

I think that it's the first time that the CRC addresses the
question of digital technologies seriously. So I am very excited
that we have the opportunity to participate.

Looking forward to hearing from you,
and good luck to everyone for this new academic year !

Best wishes,

Michael Lew
Co-Chairman, One Laptop Per Child (Switzerland)

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From: Rahel Wartenweiler <warten...@netzwerk-kinderrechte.ch>
Date: Thu, Aug 20, 2020 at 9:41 PM
Subject: WG: UNCRC Public Consultation on General Comment 25
To: Wartenweiler <warten...@netzwerk-kinderrechte.ch>
Cc: <ren...@netzwerk-kinderrechte.ch>

Liebe Mitglieder des Netzwerks Kinderrechte


Der UN-Kinderrechtsausschuss erarbeitet einen neue «Allgemeine Bemerkung» zum Thema Kinderrechte im digitalen Umfeld und hat dazu eine öffentliche Konsultation lanciert. Interessierte Organisationen sind eingeladen, den Entwurf zu kommentieren. Weitere Informationen finden Sie in der untenstehenden Nachricht von Philipp Jaffé.


Freundliche Grüsse

Rahel Wartenweiler


Von: Philip D. Jaffé [mailto:philip...@unige.ch]
Gesendet: Donnerstag, 13. August 2020 09:29
An: Philip D. Jaffé <philip...@unige.ch>
Betreff: UNCRC Public Consultation on General Comment 25


Dear Colleagues and Friends,


I would like to signal the opening of a public consultation on the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child's latest General Comment (No. 25):


Children’s rights in relation to the digital environment


The small, enthusiastic and expertly led Working Group, with the precious support of the CRC Secretariat, put in many hours and poured considerable sweat over the Spring and during the Summer to produce the GC public draft. It was, to say the least and at once, an interesting and exciting experience. 


All interested stakeholders are invited to submit their comments (while adhering to the strict guidelines posted on https://www.ohchr.org/EN/HRBodies/CRC/Pages/GCChildrensRightsRelationDigitalEnvironment.aspx) by November 15, 2020.


Also feel free to alert interested stakeholders. 






Prof. Philip D. Jaffé


UN Committee on the Rights of the Child

Center for Children's Rights Studies
University of Geneva (Valais Campus)
Case Postale 4176 • 1950 Sion 4 • Switzerland

Tel +41 27 205 73 06



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