Seminar at palace marks 20th anniversary of UN Convention on the Rights of the Child
Seated from left: Mrs Margarida Barroso, The Grand Duchess Maria-Teresa of Luxembourg, Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands, The Queen, Queen Sofia of Spain, Queen Paola of Belgium. Standing from left: Crown Princess Mary of Denmark, The Crown Princess, Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway, Princess Madeleine. Photo: Clas Göran Carlsson.
A seminar was arranged at the Royal Palace on Thursday 19 November to mark the 20th anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.
The seminar focused on Sweden's view of corporal punishment. It is now 30 years since corporal punishment was banned in Sweden. Children's rights organisation BRIS and the Children's Ombudsman spoke about their respective activities, and the children's rights organisations described their work in distributing information on the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.
In order to draw attention to the seminar, The Queen invited royal guests from the European royal families who are particularly committed to children's rights in each of their countries.