Celebrations underway for the Rights of the Child

Celebration of Rights of the Child kicked off on Sunday with Educational Festival at the Raoul Illidge Sports Complex by the UJIMA Foundation.

The Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC) is the body of independent experts that monitors implementation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child by its State parties.


All States parties are obliged to submit regular reports to the Committee on how the rights are being implemented. States must report initially two years after acceding to the Convention and then every five years. The Committee examines each report and addresses its concerns and recommendations to the State party in the form of concluding observations.

The theme is "Children’s Rights an Obligation, Respect It."

Monday, November 19th – December 1st 2012

Philipsburg Jubilee Library Exhibit

Tuesday, November 20th 2012: 9:00am

Commemoration of International Day Rights of the Child

Official opening at the Collectivité building in Marigot

Platform of discussion with the different partners of a child’s life from St. Maarten/St. Martin.

Wednesday, November 21st

"BE WISE" children and associations all day at Sports Auditorium in Marigot. The day to end off with "LIGHTING OF CANDLES"

Exhibition at the Library in Marigot.

Thursday, November 22nd

Unveiling of the painting in Marigot.

Saturday, November 24th 2012: 9:00am – 5:00pm Sports day of friendly games with children from St. Martin & St. Maarten participating in various sporting disciplines.

Alberic Richards Stadium in Sandy Ground and Sal Omnisport

Friday, November 30th 2012: 9:00am – 12:30pm

Voice of our Children – Panel discussion on "Bullying" Belair Community Center

Friday, November 30th 2012: 7:00pm – 9:00pm St. Maarten Youth Council & Youth Parliament

Arts, Poetry and Essay Awards Presentation

Rupert Maynard Community Center in St. Peters