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The UN Child Rights Committee will meet in Geneva from January 14 to February 1 to review Bahrain, Belgium, Guinea, Italy, Japan, and Syria. The Committee will also review Czechia under the Optional Protocol on sale of children.

The above are among the States parties to the Child Rights Convention and its Optional Protocols, and so are required to undergo regular reviews on how they are implementing the Committee’s previous recommendations and the Convention or its Optional Protocols.

The public sessions will take place in the ground floor conference room of Palais Wilson in Geneva. A programme of work is available on-line. 

The Committee is scheduled to publish its findings on the respective States on Thursday, February 7, and is scheduled to hold a press conference on the same day.

The recommended hashtag for the meeting is #CRC80 and the sessions will be webcast live at

Further information about the session is available on the Web page for the session.

Information about media accreditation is also available on-line.

Distributed by APO Group on behalf of Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR).