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Wales UNCRC Monitoring Group

The Wales UNCRC Monitoring Group is a national alliance of non-governmental and academic agencies, tasked with monitoring and promoting the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child in Wales.  The UNCRC Monitoring Group was established in 2002 and since May 2016 has been facilitated by Children in Wales. The Group has worked with the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child and submitted civil society reports to inform successive UK State Party Examinations.

The aims of the UNCRC Monitoring Group are to

  • Work together to ensure the effective co-ordination of monitoring of the UNCRC in Wales.
  • Contribute to the development of indicators to contribute toward the above objective.
  • Monitor the implementation of the UNCRC in Wales through gathering information by research and documentation of issues.
  • Promote the CRC, Concluding Observations and recommendations of the Monitoring Group report to the UN
  • Work to ensure arrangements are in place for effective reporting to the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child through collaboration between the Welsh Government, children, young people and NGOs working together in this process.
  • Promote the participation of children in monitoring and reporting activities.
  • Identify opportunities for influencing Welsh and UK Government on implementation of the UNCRC.
  • Promote public awareness, particularly of children and young people about the UNCRC
  • Share information and promote networks in Wales relating to the UNCRC.
  • Ensure Wales is represented at Wales and UK wide forums and events relating to the UNCRC

Members of the Monitoring Group are representatives of, and nominated by, non-governmental organisations and academics which are as follows

From time to time members may consider inviting representatives from other organisations (as non-members) to attend a meeting, or to attend a section of a meeting.

Activities

The Wales UNCRC Monitoring Group periodically produces a number of reports, consultation responses and briefings which can be downloaded from the Resources section of this website.  These include the Combined Report of the Recommendations for Wales from the a) Concluding Observations on the Fifth Periodic Report of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (July 2016); b) GB Civil Society Report to the UN Committee: Suggested Questions and Recommendations to ask the UK State Party and devolved governments (May 2016) and C) UNCRC Monitoring Group Report to the UN Committee (July 2015)

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