International Secretariat, based in Geneva, Switzerland, operates as an
international focal point for the DCI movement, providing an invaluable
link between DCI�s national sections and the United Nations.
International Secretariat seeks updated information from each section
and associate member at regular intervals and uses this experience in
the field to illustrate and deepen its input to child rights advocacy
and monitoring at the UN, and with other international organisations.
International Secretariat therefore concentrates mainly on research,
monitoring, information dissemination, networking, lobby, and advocacy
work. As of January 2006, in line with the movement�s International
Action Plan on Juvenile Justice, this work has had a particularly strong
focus on juvenile justice issues. The Secretariat also has a clear
mandate to carry out technical assistance and capacity building to its
national sections and associated members.
Laetitia van Haren
Communications and Advocacy Officer
Juvenile Justice Programme Officer
Coordinator of Resource Centre