Seminar For Child Rights Defenders

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Seminar For Child Rights Defenders

  1. 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. 2. Sr. Maria Grazia Caputo, FMA FMA Office of Human Rights IIMA (Organizer)
  3. 3. Sr. Leonor Salazar, FMA Director General VIDES Internazionale (Organizer)
  4. 4. Ms. Alessandra Aula BICE (Organizer)
  5. 5. Moderator: Fr. Olivier Poquillon, OP Director, Dominican Network Reference Document: Guidelines Prepared by the Organizers
  6. 6. Resource Persons: (left) Dr. Alfred Fernandez Director, OIDEL (right) Jorge M. Dias Ferreira UN Representative, New Humanity
  7. 7. With co-participants from IIMA: Sr. Nguyen thi Hon Van Theresa, FMA and Sr. Nguyen thi Nga Maria, FMA (Vietnam)
  8. 8. Reporting on the output of the Workshop for India, Africa and Philippines
  9. 9. Sharing the work of VIDES Philippines to the community of La Salesienne
  10. 10. Meeting of the participants at the International Catholic Migration Commission (ICMC) Office 1 Rue de Varembe, Geneve
  11. 11. Meeting of the participants at the International Catholic Migration Commission (ICMC) Office 1 Rue de Varembe, Geneve
  12. 12. Meeting of the participants at the International Catholic Migration Commission (ICMC) Office 1 Rue de Varembe, Geneve
  13. 13. Meeting of the participants at the International Catholic Migration Commission (ICMC) Office 1 Rue de Varembe, Geneve
  14. 14. Working languages: English and Spanish (Participants intently listening to the input of the experts on their headsets.)
  15. 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. 16. Veronica Birga Human Rights Officer Office of the High Commissioner on Human Rights Focal point for the issue of violence against children
  17. 17. Vernon Muñoz Special Rapporteur of the Human Rights Council on the right to Education Topic: The Special Procedures System
  18. 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. 19. Audience at Sala XXIII, UN Geneva Venue of the Side Events – March 9-10, 2009
  20. 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. 21. Speaker Arch. Silvano M. Tomasi, C.S. Holy See Permanent Representative to the UN
  22. 22. Speaker H.E. Ambassador Alejandro Artucio Uruguay
  23. 23. Speaker Sr. Celmira Serna, FMA IIMA Medellin, Colombia
  24. 24. Speaker Sr. Ma. Josefina Carrasco, FMA Delegate, VIDES Philippines
  25. 25. Evaluation of the Seminar Sr. Graziella Curti, FMA (DMA News) Sr. Anthony Mary Isabelle (IIMA, India)
  26. 26. Evaluation of the Seminar Sr. Runita Borja, FMA Pastorale Giovanile (Rome)
  27. 27. Translator: Sr. Antonietta Cedrone, FMA Provincial Secretary, USA
  28. 28. H.E. Ambassador Erlinda F. Basilio Philippine Mission Vice President, Human Rights Council UN Geneva
  29. 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. 30. 10th Session of the Human Rights Council
  31. 31. To VIDES Internazionale, Istituto Internazionale Maria Ausiliatrice, BICE and FMA Philippine Province, Thank you very much!

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