Ishika, 16-year-old, participated in March 2021 in a roundtable discussion at the United Nations Human Rights Council’s for the annual day of discussion on the rights of the child.
“It’s a moment of great pride for our Child in Need Institute – CINI (India) organization, thanks to the efforts of our CINI Kolkata – India team, because Ishika’s voice has been heard to the U.N. Human Rights Council during their annual discussion on the rights of the child. » tells us Lopamudra Mullick of the CINI.
CINI is a member of Dynamo International – Street Workers Network and the Consortium for Street Children which invited CINI to participate in the annual day.
Each year, the Council devotes a day of discussion on the rights of the child to examine topics specific to minors. This year’s annual discussion focuses on the theme of children’s rights and sustainable development goals. Two panel discussions took place and Fred, 16, supported by Save Street Children (Uganda), and Ishika, 16, supported by CINI India, spoke at both panels.
Lopamudra adds “Ishika, 16, made a statement during the afternoon discussion on the gaps and barriers affecting children in meeting commitments to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. Ishika had prepared a really powerful statement and we are so glad to share it.”
Video of Ishika’s testimony (at 55min30sec) :
🡪 Panel Discussion on Rights of the child and SDGs – 15th Meeting, 46th Regular Session Human Rights Council
Video of Fred’s testimony (at 12min15sec) :
🡪 Panel Discussion on Rights of the child and SDGs – 14th Meeting, 46th Regular Session Human Rights Council