The first regional dialogue in Latin America and the Caribbean “On the road to equality”: 30 years of the Convention on the Rights of the Child was held in Santiago in November 2018. The event was organized by the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) and the Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).
This event was attended by government authorities and international agencies, representatives of the United Nations system, the private sector, academia, civil society and young people. In the framework of fulfilment of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, this was an occasion to review the progress and challenges still outstanding in the region with regard to the rights of children and adolescents. Other themes included social protection systems for children and adolescents, early childhood development, prevention of and response to all forms of violence against children and adolescents, and adolescent development and participation.
This summary document brings together the key messages and issues raised by the panellists and country representatives and highlights some aspects that could be explored in greater depth on a future occasion.