Register Today! Children Matter – Right to a Drug-Free Childhood International Forum – November 16-18th

In a month, for the very first time, and International Forum exclusively for the matter of children is happening in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India. Between November 16th until 18th, civil society members, policymakers, national and state commissions on child rights, government representatives, prevention, treatment, and recovery professionals, and youth leaders from various nations will come together to work towards practical and region-specific solutions to protect children’s rights in an increasingly challenging global environment. 

The forum is of significance as it is will highlight the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), with a specific focus on Article 33. It will showcase the need to establish substance-free environments for children around the world while advocating for the relevance of primary prevention in national drug policies to protect children. During the first two days, the international conference is held and includes a variety of national and international experts in the field of children’s rights, prevention, treatment, rehabilitation, and recovery. Simultaneously, a three-day Youth Forum is organised where the third day will allow discussions between youth and participants.

The forum is joint effort together with Fourth Wave Foundation and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). As organisers, we aremly welcome you to register to attend the event in person.

Visit our website for more information on the Forum!

*Please note that due to visa regulations and restrictions, it will be nearly impossible to receive visa clearance for those from Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Sudan. We are looking into possibilities to live streaming the Forum for those that are unfortunately not able to attend in person due to this.

Partial Sponsorship

We are happy to share that we can to provide you with a partial sponsorship, which includes free accommodation between November 15th and November 18th and food offered at the Forum, leaving only the flight costs to be covered by oneself. There is no participation fee to attend the Forum. You are welcome to contribute with a voluntary participation fee, which will be used to support more participants to join.

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