Palencia Regional Consultation 2006

Making Europe and Central Asia Fit for Children
19 – 20 June 2006

Third  Inter-
governmental  Conference

[Final report on the conference]

June 19, 2006 will mark the commencement of the Third Intergovernmental Conference on Making Europe and Central Asia Fit For Children. Over 50 countries from across this region will come together in Palencia, Spain to review progress in the implementation of child rights as defined by the Convention on the Rights of the Child. Some of the issues that will come under review include legislation and monitoring mechanisms, violence against children, and the impact of poverty and social exclusion upon children and their families.

This conference is the third in a series of meetings that were initially hosted in Berlin in 2002 and Sarejavo in 2004. Hosting this conference is the Spanish Government (Ministro de Trabajo y Asuntos Sociales), in coordination with the Spanish National Committee for UNICEF and UNICEF Regional Offices for Europe and CEE/CIS. 


For more information, please contact

Lynn Geldof
Regional Communication Adviser, UNICEF Regional Office for CEE/CIS
Work: (+ 4122) 909 5429

Christyne Stuckey-Bahringer
Communication Consultant, UNICEF Regional Office for CEE/CIS
Work: (+ 4122) 909 5433

Palencia: Summary of Roundtable Sessions and Issue Briefs
Palencia Conference discussion documents

Краткое описание заседаний «круглого стола»
Palencia Conference discussion documents, Russian Version

New Innocenti Research Centre Report presented at the Third Europe and Central Asia Conference
Global Report on the Impact of the Implementation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child

Goals for Children Last a Lifetime
19 June 2006. Palencia Press Release.



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Third Intergovernmental Conference on "Making Europe and Central Asia fit for Children"
Palencia, Spain 19-20 June 2006 Report of the conference [PDF]

Berlin 2001 [PDF]

Sarajevo 2004 [Word]

Regional Consultation on Violence Against Children
Ljubljana 2005 [PDF]

A World Fit for Children [PDF]

Convention on the Rights of the Child
CRC in 30 langues

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