Children’s Summit 2014

in commemoration of the 

20th Anniversary of the CRC in Hong Kong

DATE  30.11.2014 (Sunday)
TIME  13:45 – 17:30
VENUE  V322, Jockey Club innovation Tower, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University,
               Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong
MEDIUM  Cantonese
TARGETS  300 Participants
                   
(Children and Youth, Parents, Child-related Professionals, NGOs, media, policy makers)
FEE  Free of charge
PROGRAMMES

15:25

|

16:35

 
Adults' Panel discussion

16:25

|

17:20

 
Open Forum

17:20

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17:30

 

Concluding Remarks

17:30

 

 

 

End of the Programme

 

14:50

|

15:25

 
Children's Panel

14:45

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14:50

 
Group Photo

14:15

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14:45

 

Opening

 

13:45

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14:15

 
Registration
Dr. CHOW Chun Bong
Alliance for Children’s Commission
Dr. York CHOW Yat Ngok
Chairperson, Equal Opportunities Commission
Children’s rights
in the past 20 years in HK and the way forward

 

i.e. Creating good systems - Children’s Central Data Bank, Child Impact Assessment Mechanism, Meaningful Child Consultation System for the true implementation of the CRC in HK

 

Facilitator

Ms. Billy Wong
The Hong Kong Committee
on Children’s Rights
 
Health sector
Dr. Patrick IP Pak Keung
Clinical Associate Professor,
Department of Paediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine,
The University of Hong Kong
 
Welfare sector
Mr. CHUA Hoi Wai
Chief Executive,
The Hong Kong Council of Social Service
 
Education sector
Dr. LEUNG Yan Wing
Associate Professor,
Department of Education Policy and Leadership & Co-Director,
Centre for Governance and Citizenship,
Hong Kong Institute of Education
 
Legal sector
Mr Dennis HO Chi Kuen
Chairman, Family Law Committee,
Law Society of Hong Kong
Background

 

Since the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) came into effect in Hong Kong on 7 September 1994, government, non-government units, and the children community have gone through many chapters on children’s rights that deserve attention. 2014 is a timely occasion to retrace these chapters and look into the future with the tripartite efforts. There are a lot of high level summits in Hong Kong that caters for different target groups and issues, such as the Youth Summit, Poverty Summit, and Family Summit. However, there is no summit targeting on the 1.1 million children population under the age of 18. The Children’s Summit aims to bring together the community to hear the voice of children, and to explore good systems in truly implementing the CRC, so as to make Hong Kong a better place for children to live in, and grow up as good citizens and future leaders of Hong Kong.

Organizer

 

The Alliance for Children's Commission is a coalition of NGOs, professional groups and individuals working directly for and with children. The Alliance was formed in 2007 with the aim to advocate for children and put their interests in focus. We see the establishment of a Children’s Commission is the most effective means to achieve this.

 

Summit Secretariat

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Boys’ and Girls’ Clubs Association of Hong Kong
Supporting Organization

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

Centre for Social Policy Studies, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University