A World Fit for children: Joint reaction to the Council Conclusions on the EU Strategy on the Rights of the Child
The Council Conclusions on the EU Strategy on the Rights of the Child come at a
crucial and challenging time for children worldwide.
The impact of the war in Ukraine and the socio-economic fallout from the
COVID-19 crisis threaten children’s well-being and development across the world.
Pre-existing inequalities have been exacerbated, risking to leave the most
vulnerable children, such as girls, children with disabilities, migrant children and
separated or unaccompanied children, stateless children, LGBTQI children,
deprived of their rights.
In this context, the undersigned organisations strongly welcome the Council
Conclusions on the EU Strategy on the Rights of the Child, published in June
2022. We commend the efforts of the French Presidency for bringing together all
Member States to find common ground to promote the best interests of all
The EU Strategy on the Rights of the Child represents an ambitious roadmap to
mainstream children’s rights in EU policies. Adopted by the European
Commission in March 2021, it outlines proposals, actions and initiatives to
further the rights of children across six thematic areas, each one defining the
priorities for action within the EU and globally for the years to come. The
undersigned organisations have been advocating for Council Conclusions since
we welcomed the Strategy with a joint statement in July 2021.
Now that we have Council Conclusions, the undersigned organisations call on
the European Commission and all EU Member States to follow up on and
implement the Strategy and the recommendations laid out by the Council
Conclusions on the EU Strategy on the Rights of the Child.