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Queen holds press briefing on 20th anniversary of UN Convention

Från vänster till höger:  Elisabet Andersson, SOS-Barnbyar, Véronique Lönnerblad, UNICEF, Drottningen, Helena Karlén, ECPAT, Elisabeth Dahlin, Rädda Barnen.                       Raden ovanför:  Anna Hägg-Sjöquist, Plan Sverige,  Fredrik Malmberg, Barnombudsmannen, Göran Harnesk, BRIS samt Mats Agurén, World Childhood Foundation. Foto: Johan Bergling.

From left to right: Elisabet Andersson, SOS Children’s Villages, Véronique Lönnerblad, UNICEF, The Queen, Helena Karlén, ECPAT, Elisabeth Dahlin, Save the Children. Row behind: Anna Hägg-Sjöquist, Plan Sweden, Fredrik Malmberg, Children’s Ombudsman, Göran Harnesk, BRIS (Children’s Rights in Society) and Mats Agurén, World Childhood Foundation. Photo: Johan Bergling.

On Friday 18 September, The Queen held a press briefing in the Bernadotte Library at the Royal Palace to mark the 20th anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.
The Queen brought together seven children's rights organisations and an authority ahead of the 20th anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child in order to highlight the Convention itself and its anniversary.

In order to increase awareness, children's rights organisations BRIS, ECPAT, Plan Sweden, Save the Children, SOS Children's Villages, UNICEF, World Childhood Foundation and the Children's Ombudsman have joined forces and created several  information activities.These activities are being financed with contributions from the Swedish State Inheritance Fund and the government.

The UN General Assembly adopted the Convention on the Rights of the Child 20 years ago. Sweden was one of the first countries in the world to ratify the Convention, and the Swedish Parliament (Riksdag) was unanimous in its decision on a national strategy to implement the Convention.