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Balkan Youth Forum 2004
Organisers: Balkan Children and Youth Foundation
Location: Trogir, Croatia
The objectives of the forum are to encourage cooperation between NGOs and networking within the Balkans; share information amongst youth NGOs; share additional knowledge, skills and attitudes; and to increase awareness on the needs and priorities for children and youth in the Balkans.

Information and Contact:
[email protected] or visit:
Balkan Children and Youth Foundation, Veljko Vlahovic 20/13, 1000 Skopje, Republic of Macedonia; Tel: +389 2 3122-704; Fax: +389 2 3231-678


Understanding the Wider Benefits of Learning – a conference to consider findings and methods
Organisers: Centre for Research on the Wider Benefits of Learning (WBL)
Location: London, UK
This conference will focus on research that has been completed on social cohesion, health, family and lessons learned from ‘mixed methods’ approaches. For more information, please visit:

Information and Contact:
The Centre for Research on the Wider Benefits of Learning, Bedford Group for Lifecourse and Statistical Studies, Institute of Education, 20 Bedford Way,
London WC1A 0AL Tel:  +44 020 7612 6291 Fax: +44 020 7612 6880 Email: [email protected], website:


37 th Session of the Committee on the Rights of the Child
Organisers: Committee on the Rights of the Child
Location: Palais Wilson in Geneva, Switzerland
During this session, the state reports of Botswana, Antigua & Barbuda, Bahamas, Equitorial Guinea, Brazil, Angola, Iran, Kyrgyzstan and Croatia will be examined by the Committee on the Rights of the Child.

Information and Contact:
Committee on the Rights of the Child, UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, Tel: 0041 22 917 0000 or visit:


Day of General Discussion – Implementing Child Rights in Early Childhood
Organisers: Committee on the Rights of the Child
Location: Palais Wilson in Geneva, Switzerland
This day of general discussion will focus on the youngest children and aims to raise awareness about the rights of the youngest children.

Information and Contact:
OHCHR, 8-14 Avenue de la Paix, 1211 Geneva 10, Switzerland Tel: (0041) 22 917 9000


Training Programme in Child Rights, Classroom and School Management
Organisers: Lund University, Sweden
Location: Lund University, Sweden
This course, sponsored by the Swedish Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), is for those working with pedagogical support and development at the school level, intermediate level and central level in developing countries. NB: closing date for applications is May 14 2004. For more information, please go to:

Information and Contact:
Richard Stenelo, Lund University Education, Magel Stora Kyrkogata 7A, Box 117, 221 00 Lund, Sweden;
Tel: +46 46 222 0752 Fax: +46 46 222 0750 Email: [email protected]


Youth Employment Summit (YES) Mexico 2004
Organisers: YES and Government of Mexico
Location: Boca del Rio, Veracruz, Mexico
This event is going to be YES Campaign’s ‘first Milestone Event’ in evaluating the progress that has been made in ensuring employment for young people.

Information and Contact:
YES Campaign Secretariat, Education Development Center Inc., 55 Chapel Street, Newton MA 02458-1060 Tel: 001 617 618 2743 Fax: 001 617 618 2937 Email: [email protected] Website: or visit:


Child trafficking: a fatality? From field reality to better pratices.
Organisers: Institut international des Droits de l’Enfant in collaboration with Fondation Terre des Hommes
Location: Sion, Switzerland
This seminar will focus on linking theory and practice in the field of child trafficking. It will provide an opportunity for various actors including NGOs, jurists, state authorities, field workers etc. to come together to exchange experiences and to work towards increasing international action.

Information and contact:
Institut international des Droits de l’Enfant (IDE) c/o IUKB, P.O. Box 4176, CH 1950 Sion 4, Switzerland Tel: 0041 227 205 73 00 Fax: 0041 22 205 73 02 Email: [email protected] or visit:


International Launch of the 2004 Global Report on the Use of Child Soldiers
Organisers: Coalition to Stop the Use of Child Soldiers
Location: worldwide
Simultaneous events are planned in New York, London, Bogota, Amman, Kampala and Bangkok to mark the launch of the Coalition’s Global Report for 2004.

Information and Contact:
Coalition to Stop the Use of Child Soldiers, 2-12 Pentonville Road, London N1 9HF, UK. Tel: (0044) 207 713 2761 Fax: (0044) 207 713 2794 Website:


Making Children’s Rights Work: National and International Perspectives
Organisers: International Bureau for Children’s Rights
Location: Montreal, Canada
The 15 th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child wil be celebrated with the collaboration of the Canadian government through a conference on the application of the Convention on the Rights of the Child in Canada and other parts of the world.

Information and Contact:
DEI-France, 21 Rue Hoche, 93 500 Pantin, Paris, France. Tel : (+33) 1 48 95 13 20
Email : [email protected]


International Symposium ”The rights-based approach to international cooperation: a child rights perspective”
Organisers: Defence for Children International – Internatioanal Secretariat
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
Defence for Children International will celebrate its 25th anniversary - and the 15th anniversary of the Convention on the rights of the Child - with an international symposium. The aim is to look at the way in which international cooperation policies are shaped by the will to strengthen human rights. In our case we are particularly interested in focusing all discussions on how child rights appear on the agenda of international donors.

Information and Contact:
DCI-International Secretariat, 1 Rue de Varembé, P.O. Box 88, 1211 Geneva 20, Switzerland.
Tel: (+41) 22 734 05 58 Fax: (+41) 22 740 11 45 Email: [email protected] or visit:


International Interdisciplinary Course on Children’s Rights, 7 th Edition
Organiser: University of Ghent
Location: Ghent, Belgium
This course shall attempt to examine the concept of children’s rights with a look at the history and origins of the idea and the main trends that it has gone through. The course shall include lectures as well as discussions and workshops. Deadline for application: August 15, 2004.

Information and Contact:
Kathleen Vlieghe, Children’s Rights Centre, University of Ghent, Henri Dunantlaan 2, B-9000 Ghent, Beligum, Tel: +32 9 264 62 85, Fax: +32 9 264 64 93, Email: [email protected]


It has been brought to our attention that some conferences or events are fraudulent or fake. It is often the case that booking fees are demanded in advance with the promise of accommodation or transportation costs being provided. We would like to remind our readers that precautions should be taken when transferring money for international conferences. DCI-Child Labour Desk tries its best to ensure that no such conferences or events are included in its newsletter but cannot claim responsibility if exceptions do occur. Please be wary of giving out any of your personal information when signing up or attending a conference or event.