Opportunity to contribute to development of new UN CRC General Comment on child rights and the environment with a special focus on climate change

12 January, 2022

Please see the message below, relayed to us by Jonas Schubert.

I take this opportunity to wish you all a Happy New Year

Yvon Heller

Dear colleagues,

From 17 December 2021- 15 February 2022, the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child is inviting people from around the world to complete a questionnaire that will help shape the content of the General Comment No. 26 https://childrightsenvironment.org/about/ - official UN guidance on how children’s rights are impacted by the environmental crisis and what governments must do to uphold these rights.

It would be wonderful if you and your organization would be able to participate and spread the questionnaire far and wide through your networks and online.

Here is the link to participate: https://l4cqlef9g5g.typeform.com/to/FcEQvkR7

To spread the word we would love for you and your organization to:

Send an outreach message to networks.

Post on Twitter using this social media pack or amplify us

Post on LinkedIn using this LinkedIn pack or share our post and tag three people

We are also happy to share the launch of a Children’s Advisory Team call for applications (available in English, French and Spanish)!

We are looking for children under 18 and passionate about children’s rights and the environment that can help serve as advisors to the committee in building the General Comment No. 26.

Please share this call across your networks! Feel free to use our social media pack


We want this to be the most inclusive and wide-reaching General Comment yet, and would love your help to make this possible!

Please let us know if you have any further questions!

Best wishes

Jonas Schubert

Officer for Children’s Rights and Right to a Healthy Environment

terre des hommes Deutschland e.V.

Hilfe für Kinder in Not

Sophienstr. 1

D-10178 Berlin

Phone: +49 30 1663853 76

Mobile: +491701603624

Dr Yvon Heller

Pédiatre FMH

Le Lignolet 38, 1260 Nyon, Suisse

+41 22 990 02 77

+41 79 203 58 60


CHIFA profile: Yvon Heller is a retired Swiss paediatrician and school doctor who has always been involved in social paediatrics and child rights. yvon.heller@bluewin.ch

[*Note from CHIFA Lead moderator: please contact Jonas Schubert or Yvon if you would like to make use of the materials mentioned

Thanks, TW]