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Seminar For Child Rights Defenders

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Seminar in Geneva, Switzerland - March 2009

Seminar in Geneva, Switzerland - March 2009

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  • 1. In connection with this year’s 20th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, three international NGO’s working for the development of women and children, namely: BICE, VIDES Internazionale and IIMA, organized a seminar in Geneva, Switzerland. Title of the seminar: Educational Strategies for welcoming, accompanying, rehabilitating and reintegrating street children in accordance with the Convention on the Rights of the Child Formation and Awareness-Raising session for ten child rights defenders from Latin America and Asia United Nations, Geneva, Switzerland March 4 - 11, 2009
  • 2. Sr. Maria Grazia Caputo, FMA FMA Office of Human Rights IIMA (Organizer)
  • 3. Sr. Leonor Salazar, FMA Director General VIDES Internazionale (Organizer)
  • 4. Ms. Alessandra Aula BICE (Organizer)
  • 5. Moderator: Fr. Olivier Poquillon, OP Director, Dominican Network Reference Document: Guidelines Prepared by the Organizers
  • 6. Resource Persons: (left) Dr. Alfred Fernandez Director, OIDEL (right) Jorge M. Dias Ferreira UN Representative, New Humanity
  • 7. With co-participants from IIMA: Sr. Nguyen thi Hon Van Theresa, FMA and Sr. Nguyen thi Nga Maria, FMA (Vietnam)
  • 8. Reporting on the output of the Workshop for India, Africa and Philippines
  • 9. Sharing the work of VIDES Philippines to the community of La Salesienne
  • 10. Meeting of the participants at the International Catholic Migration Commission (ICMC) Office 1 Rue de Varembe, Geneve
  • 11. Meeting of the participants at the International Catholic Migration Commission (ICMC) Office 1 Rue de Varembe, Geneve
  • 12. Meeting of the participants at the International Catholic Migration Commission (ICMC) Office 1 Rue de Varembe, Geneve
  • 13. Meeting of the participants at the International Catholic Migration Commission (ICMC) Office 1 Rue de Varembe, Geneve
  • 14. Working languages: English and Spanish (Participants intently listening to the input of the experts on their headsets.)
  • 15. Ugo Cedrangolo Office of the High Commissioner on Human Rights (OHCHR) Topic: Functions of the Committee on the Rights of the Child How can field organizations best collaborate with the Committee and use its country observations?
  • 16. Veronica Birga Human Rights Officer Office of the High Commissioner on Human Rights Focal point for the issue of violence against children
  • 17. Vernon Muñoz Special Rapporteur of the Human Rights Council on the right to Education Topic: The Special Procedures System
  • 18. Ms. M. Francisca Ize Charrin Director, Research and Right to Development Department Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Moderator, Side Events at Sala XXIII, March 9-10, 2009
  • 19. Audience at Sala XXIII, UN Geneva Venue of the Side Events – March 9-10, 2009
  • 20. Panel of Speakers (L-R): Ms. Adriana Bordarampe (BICE, Argentina) Fr. Fabio Attard, SDB (Councillor for Youth Ministry, Salesians of Don Bosco) H.E. Ambassador Luis Alfonso de Alba (Mexico)
  • 21. Speaker Arch. Silvano M. Tomasi, C.S. Holy See Permanent Representative to the UN
  • 22. Speaker H.E. Ambassador Alejandro Artucio Uruguay
  • 23. Speaker Sr. Celmira Serna, FMA IIMA Medellin, Colombia
  • 24. Speaker Sr. Ma. Josefina Carrasco, FMA Delegate, VIDES Philippines
  • 25. Evaluation of the Seminar Sr. Graziella Curti, FMA (DMA News) Sr. Anthony Mary Isabelle (IIMA, India)
  • 26. Evaluation of the Seminar Sr. Runita Borja, FMA Pastorale Giovanile (Rome)
  • 27. Translator: Sr. Antonietta Cedrone, FMA Provincial Secretary, USA
  • 28. H.E. Ambassador Erlinda F. Basilio Philippine Mission Vice President, Human Rights Council UN Geneva
  • 29. With Fr. Fabio Attard, SDB at the 10th Session of the Human Rights Council (He visited the Salesians in the Philippines before his trip to Geneva.)
  • 30. 10th Session of the Human Rights Council
  • 31. To VIDES Internazionale, Istituto Internazionale Maria Ausiliatrice, BICE and FMA Philippine Province, Thank you very much!