Rights of the Child celebration kicked off

POSTED: 11/19/12 1:39 PM

St. Maarten – Yesterday the celebration of Rights of the Child kicked off with an Educational Festival at the Raoul Illidge Sports Complex and at the Ujima Foundation.

The Committee on the Rights of the Child is the body of independent experts that monitors implementation of the convention on the rights of the child by its State parties.

All States parties are obliged to submit regular reports to the committee on how the rights are being implemented. States must report initially two years after acceding to the convention and then every five years.  The committee examines each report and addresses its concerns and recommendations to the State party in the form of concluding observations.

The theme of this celebration is “Children’s Rights an Obligation, Respect It” and will be central in the upcoming events;

Monday, November 19 – December 1

Philipsburg Jubilee Library Exhibit

Tuesday, November 20, 9 a.m.

Commemoration of International Day Rights of the Child

Official opening at the Collectivité building in Marigot

Platform of discussion with the different partners of a child’s life from St. Maarten/St. Martin.

Wednesday, November 21

“BE WISE” children and associations all day at Sports Auditorium in Marigot.

The day to end off with “LIGHTING OF CANDLES”

Exhibition at the Library in Marigot.

Thursday, November 22

Unveiling of the painting in Marigot.

Saturday, November 24, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Sports day of friendly games with children from St. Martin/St. Maarten who are participating in various sporting disciplines.

Alberic Richards Stadium in Sandy Ground and Salle Omnisport

Friday, November 30, 9 a.m. – 12.30 p.m.

Voice of our Children – Panel discussion on “Bullying”

Belair Community Center

 

Friday, November 30, 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.

St. Maarten Youth Council & Youth Parliament

Arts, Poetry and Essay Awards Presentation

Rupert Maynard Community Center in St. Peters

 

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