Our students organised the Children’s Rights Conference with the honorary patronage of UNICEF Poland to honour the 30th anniversary of the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child by the UN General Assembly in November 1989.
The aim of the event was to disseminate awareness of children’s rights among students and to inspire young people to seek answers to the many controversial questions surrounding children today. The topics presented and discussed at the conference included: children’s rights in the digital age, the importance of the children’s wellbeing, the importance of acceptance and inclusion of children with special needs, the development of pro-innovative competences in some European education system, the life of Palestinian children, children’s rights in the communities around the world, and the rights in reality: protection from violence. Finally, students from the European International School and Toruń Academic School hold a debate for and against the following thesis: “Protection or invigilation: The use of electronic tracking devices invades children’s privacy rights.”
On behalf of our students, we would like to thank the conference’s speakers for their outstanding presentations and inspirational discussions, namely:
- Marek Krupiński, General Director, Member of the Board of the Polish National Committee of UNICEF
- Yehoshua Ellis, the Chief Rabbi of Katowice and Śląsk
- Uzunma Bell-Gam, the spouse of the Ambassador of Nigeria to Poland
- Aseel Shrourou Khalefa, the spouse of the Ambassador of Palestine to Poland
- Dan O. Hastings, Cultural Affairs Officer, Public Affairs Section, U.S. Embassy Warsaw, Poland
- Krzysztof Laszkiewicz, the plenipotentiary of the Commandant of the Head of Police for Human Rights
- Natalia Gebert, the Cofounder of the Dom Otwarty Initiative
- Joanna Radziwiłł, the President of the Opiekuńcze Skrzydła Foundation
- Joannna Kornaszewska and Piotr Grabowski, Lawyers from Dentons Europe Dąbrowski i Wspólnicy sp.k.
- Dr Marek Kawa, Scholar at Janusz Korczak Pedagogical University in Warsaw
- Katarzyna Braiter, Consul of the Republic of Poland in Brazil and employee of the consulate in Angola
The conference was a project realised by our students within the framework of the Personal Development Scheme.