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Description: The Convention on the Rights of the Child is the most widely ratified international human rights instrument, with 196 States Parties.

During its 69th session, the Committee on the Rights of the Child, the body of independent experts responsible for reviewing progress made by States parties in implementing the Convention on the Rights of the Child, decided to devote its 2016 general discussion day to the issue of children’s rights and the environment. It will take place on Friday, 23 September 2016, during the 73th session of the Committee at the United Nations Office in Geneva.

The purpose of General Discussion Days is to foster a deeper understanding of the contents and implications of the Convention as they relate to specific articles or topics. Representatives of Governments, non-governmental organizations, United Nations human rights mechanisms, United Nations bodies and specialized agencies, national human rights institutions, the business sector, as well as individual experts and children are welcome to take part.