Kingdom Taskforce on Children’s Rights conference 2019 in St. Maarten.
PHILLIPSBURG–Youth experts of the countries and the public entities of the Kingdom of the Netherlands will meet again this week for the fifth annual Kingdom Taskforce on Children’s Rights conference.
The conference will take place on November 24 and 25 from 8:30am to 12:30pm. During this jubilee conference, the milestones that have been achieved over the past five years will be discussed and commented upon.
Signed letter of intent at the Kingdom Taskforce on Children’s Rights conference 2018 in Curaçao. From left: Commissioner Edsel Cecilia (Bonaire), Island Governor Jonathan Johnson (Saba), Prime Minister Eugene Rhuggenaath (Curaçao), Minister Jorien Wuite (St. Maarten), Minister Hensley Koeiman (Curaçao), Minister Glenbert Croes (Aruba), Carol Jack (St. Eustatius) and Job Tanis (Dutch Ministry of Health, Welfare, and Sport).
The Taskforce will also be looking ahead to see how it can create a framework for the near future – “a future in which all children within the Kingdom can develop healthily, safely and fulfil a promising future,” said the Kingdom Taskforce on Children’s Rights in a press release on Friday.
In this extraordinary time of coronavirus COVID-19, the educational conference nevertheless strives to continue. The Kingdom Taskforce on Children’s Rights decided to organise this fifth annual conference digitally, stating that it was important that the professionals in this area stay informed of new developments and that the countries and islands can work on their future plans.
During the conference, there will be two main topics that form the unifying theme – monitoring and evaluation, and the social impact of COVID-19 on children. The themes are presented through the use of an interactive digital broadcast. Children’s rights professionals will share experiences and research results with regard to the main topics.
For the future, the Kingdom Taskforce on Children’s Rights said it will focus, among other things, on collaboration and knowledge exchange in the Kingdom, with respect to children’s rights.
The Taskforce is working hard on a digital knowledge platform for professionals. With this platform the Taskforce can provide a clear direction to the next step towards professionalisation regarding positive parenting and combating violence in educating, among other issues.
For more information, and to participate, persons can register at: https://www.ourchildrenourfuture.nl/en/.