Webinar – “Addressing Poverty: children’s rights and Australia’s obligations”

Please join us for the fourth webinar in the Diplomacy Training Program’s Child Rights webinar series, in partnership with Youth Law Australia and Australian Lawyers for Human Rights – “Addressing Poverty: children’s rights and Australia’s obligations.”

When: Wednesday 24th March 2021
Time: 9:00am – 10:00am AEDT

Poverty impacts on children’s rights in specific ways. In the context of recommendations from UN member states at the Universal Periodic Review and those contained in the Concluding Observations of the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC), this webinar will examine how applying the CRC requires Australia to take concrete steps to address poverty.

We will be joined by Professor Philip Alston, the former Chair of the ESCR Committee and former Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, and Professor Sharon Bessell, Director of Gender Equity and Diversity and head of the Children’s Policy Centre at the ANU, to discuss the value of the CRC and human rights in understanding the impacts of and responses to poverty and how the UN treaty body recommendations are relevant at state and territory level.

For more information, please see the brochure here.