Australian Launch of UNCRC General Comment 25

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In March 2021, the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child adopted General Comment 25 (GC25), to guide states and NGOs to interpret the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child for the digital age. Alongside experts and organisations around the world, over 700 children from 27 countries helped to shape this landmark document. Please join us for the Australian launch of GC25 and a report on children’s insights, along with a discussion about how we could bring some of the GC’s recommendations, about data protection, to life in Australia.

Date: June 15th, 2021

Time: 14:00 - 16:00 AEST

Location: Zoom

Register: please register via the EventBrite page(opens in a new window) to receive the Zoom details of the event.


Welcome from Chair

Blake Tatafu, Kimberwalli Partnership Officer NSW Department of Education

Launch of Our Rights in the Digital World: A Report on the children’s consultations to inform General Comment 25

Professor Barney Glover AO, Vice Chancellor and President, Western Sydney University; Professor Amanda Third and Ms Lilly Moody, Young and Resilient Research Centre, Western Sydney University, Julie Inman Grant, Australian eSafety Commissioner and Margaret Sheehan, CEO, ChildFund Australia

Panel discussion: Children’s data rights: What next for Australia?

Linda Raftree, Co-Author, UNICEF Manifesto on Children’s Data Governance; Rys Farthing, Reset Australia & Sandhya Das Youth Activist Series, Plan Australia

This event is hosted by the Young & Resilient Research Centre and 5Rights Foundation.

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