Conference “Education as a basis for children’s rights” ; Princess Laurentien installs Kids Council in Bonaire.

In the past year, professionals from all corners of the Kingdom have started developing a vision on positive education in the Caribbean part of the Kingdom. The results of their labor are the building blocks for the conference “Education as a basis for children’s rights” that will be held on Bonaire on March 7th and 8th , 2017. On the first day of the conference HRH Princess Laurentien, founder of the Missing Chapter Foundation, will chair a dialog session with professionals and children. During the networking reception on March 7th , Princess Laurentien will also officially install the Kids Council on Bonaire.


The conference “Education as a basis for children’s rights” is an initiative of the Inter-Country Task Force for Children’s Rights, in which Aruba, Curaçao, St. Maarten and the Netherlands are represented. In addition to representatives from these countries, the Caribbean Netherlands participate as well. The main objective of the Education Conference is for the Kingdom to formulate, put into practice and jointly promote a vision on positive education.


The Inter-Country Task Force for Children’s Rights encourages collaboration and knowledge exchange in the area of children’s rights within the Kingdom.

In collaboration with UNICEF Netherlands, debates were held recently on the six islands with children, parents, carers, teachers and professionals to discuss positive education and the prevention of violence in parenting.


The Kids Council, an initiative of the Missing Chapter Foundation and UNICEF Netherlands, is part of a program to improve children’s rights in the Caribbean part of the Kingdom. The Kids Council enables children to structurally think along with businesses and organizations about strategic and social issues. Through a subsidy to UNICEF Netherlands, the Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations is a co-financier of the Kids Council in the Caribbean Netherlands. Currently more than seventy organizations and schools in the Caribbean Netherlands, Aruba and Curacao and the Netherlands are involved in the Kids Council.

For more information, please visit the Kids Council’s Facebook page