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Time and place: Dec. 3, 2009 - Dec. 4, 2009, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

The 2009 Childwatch International Key Institutions Assembly took place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 3 - 4 December 2009. It was organized in conjunction with the global child research conference, Children's Rights at a Cross-Roads. It was a fruitful meeting between researchers from around the globe, supporting continued collaboration in the years to come.

Time and place: Nov. 30, 2009 - Dec. 2, 2009, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Children’s Rights at a Cross-Roads is a global event organized by the Childwatch International Research Network, The African Child Policy Forum (ACPF) and the UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre, in collaboration with the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child, the Comparative Research Programme on Poverty and others. The main objective of the conference will be the promotion of a framework for the global collaborative development of a knowledge base for the realization of children’s rights.

Time and place: Nov. 25, 2009 - Nov. 27, 2009, Rome, Italy

Within the framework of the Child Friendly Cities Research initiative, the workshop aimed to critically analyse the newly developed child friendly communities and cities assessment tools and to review the process to support their effective use in selected countries.

Time and place: Nov. 22, 2009 - Nov. 25, 2009, Amman, Jordan

Around 20-25 researchers participated in the workshop, from different Arab regions (Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Palestine, Gulf area, Oman, Yemen) with little expertise and experience in quantitative and/or qualitative research. The participants were selected based on their interest in research, specifically child research methodologies, and all of them worked in organizations dedicated to children (fully or partially). The workshop was lead by Dr. Mohammed Shahin, with a guest appearance by Dr. Faisal Awartani, and revolved around the methodologies of child research.

Time and place: Nov. 9, 2009 - Nov. 10, 2009, London

UNICEF and ODI are jointly hosting a conference entitled: The global economic crisis – Including children in the policy response.This conference will bring together development practitioners, policy experts and academic researchers from around the world to develop a deeper understanding of the ways in which the food and fuel price volatility, financial market volatility and global economic slowdown are affecting children, women and other vulnerable groups, and how policy responses to the crisis can put these most vulnerable groups first.

Time and place: Nov. 4, 2009 - Nov. 5, 2009, University of Western Sydney, Sydney, Australia

Join ISCI for our second conference, for dynamic and productive dialogue around concepts of child indicators and child well-being. We will also focus on developing a structure for collaboration and communication among diverse stakeholders, helping to bridge research, theory, policy, and practice.  

Time and place: Nov. 3, 2009, University of Western Sydney, Australia

The Social Justice Social Change Research Centre at the University of Western Sydney is organizing the Symposium Children as experts in their own lives: Child Inclusive Research, preceeding the 2nd ISCI international indicators conference. Plans for this symposium include hearing from children and from adult policymakers and academics on the topic of child research, in plenary and panel sessions and in contributed papers.

Time and place: Oct. 25, 2009 - Oct. 30, 2009, Whistler, British Columbia, Canada

Child Rigths in Practice: Measuring our Impact is organized by IICRD, University of Victoria, Canada. The conference aims to examine the impact that the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child has had on the day-to-day lives of children in Canada and around the world.

Time and place: Oct. 15, 2009 - Oct. 16, 2009, Buenos Aires, Argentina

In October 2009, Childwatch Latin American and the Caribbean Regional Network organised a regional meeting in Buenos Aires at the Universidad Lomas de Zamora. The Regional Network also organized a conference with the title Calidad de Vida y Derechos de los Niños, Niñas y Jovenes en América Latina.

Time and place: Oct. 9, 2009 - Oct. 10, 2009, Munich, German Youth Institute

International Conference and Annual Meeting of the “Sociology ofChildhood”

Section of the German Sociological Association

9 – 10 October, 2009

Time and place: Sep. 7, 2009 - Sep. 10, 2009, Monash University, Prato, Italy

This international conference will bring together practitioners, policy contributors, advocates and researchers from welfare, criminology, law, policing, health and mental health. The conference will give particular attention to the following themes:The protection of children under the law; Family law and its impact on children; Children as citizens: the vulnerability of indigenous children, the global movement of children, child trafficking, the impact of war and trauma on children; Youth justice;Health and mental health impacts on children and their intersection with legal processes. See links below for Call for Papers and registration.

Time and place: Sep. 2, 2009 - Sep. 5, 2009, Lisbon, Portugal

The Research Network aims to bring together scholars engaged in theoretical and empirical work on Children and Childhood across Europe. The Network has organised successful Sociology of Childhood Streams at the last five ESA Conferences (1999-2007). The general theme of the 2009 conference is European Society or European Societies and the various sessions will address commonalities and differences between children growing up in European Societies.

Time and place: June 1, 2009 - June 2, 2009, Georgetown University Law Centre, Washington D.C

How can the CRC impact the lives of children and families in the U.S.?

On June 1-2, 2009, interactive panel discussions from leading experts will explore the answers to that question in the context of the following topics:

Needs, Rights, and the Human Family Supportive Environments for Children Health Education Special Protection Measures Participation

Additional details will be posted on the following web page: , under "Events".

Time and place: May 4, 2009 - May 6, 2009, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

The conference is being organized by ANPPCAN Ethiopia and ANPPCAN Head Office in partnership with ISPCAN, UNICEF Ethiopia, Oak Foundation, Save the Children Alliance in Ethiopia, Plan Ethiopia, Action Aid Ethiopia, Fredskorpset, Italian Development Cooperation and other government and non government organizations

Time and place: Apr. 29, 2009 - Apr. 30, 2009, Trondheim, Norway

International Conference - Norwegian Centre for Child Research, NTNU

This conference aims to shed light on new research related to the welfare state, child care policies and small children's everyday lives in early childhood education and care institutions (ECEC).

Time and place: Apr. 22, 2009 9:30 AM - 4:00 AM, CLARKE HALL, Institute of Education, London

The International Day Conference is jointly organised by IOE and The Open University. The Oslo Challenge (1999) was a collaboration between the Norwegian Government and UNICEF and marked the 10th anniversary of the adoption of the UNCRC. It included the following challenge to media professionals at all levels and in all media: “to work ethically and professionally to sound media practices and to develop and promote media codes of ethics in order to avoid sensationalism, stereotyping (incl. by gender) or undervaluing of children and their rights” (MAGIC 1999) 20years after the UN CRC, and 10 years after the Oslo Challenge, this intl day conference will draw out the political, economic, practical, justice and rights implications of representations of children in news media.

Time and place: Apr. 20, 2009 - Apr. 22, 2009, University of Liverpool

The Centre for the Study of the Child, the Family and the Law at the Liverpool Law School is delighted to announce that it will host a three-day international conference on children and the EU in April 2009. This will be the first event of its kind to bring together international, EU and domestic policy-makers, NGOs, practitioners, academics and young people in a joint endeavour to critically discuss the EU's emerging children's rights agenda.

Time and place: Jan. 19, 2009 - Jan. 20, 2009, Cairo, Egypt

This conference serves as a platform for innovative thinking on social policy and child rights. It will bring together academics, policy makers, practitioners as well as university students to exchange experiences and discuss proposals for inclusive and child-sensitive public social and economic policies which aim to reduce child poverty and are based on scientific evidence.

Time and place: Dec. 4, 2008, Centre for Children and Young People, Southern Cross University

Presented by Michele Leiminer

by Sallie Newell and Anne Graham

Centre for Children and Young People, Southern Cross University

Coffs Harbour, Australia

Contact: Tel 02 66203613 Fax 02 66203243 Email: ccyp [at] For more info:


Time and place: Nov. 27, 2008, Centre for Children and Young People, Southern Cross University

Presented by Sallie Newell and Anne Graham

Centre for Children and Young People, Southern Cross University

Lismore, Australia

Contact: Tel 02 66203613 Fax 02 66203243 Email:

ccyp [at]

For more info:


Time and place: Nov. 25, 2008 - Nov. 28, 2008, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

More than 3,000 participants comprised of governments, civil society, international organisations, private sector, children and young people are expected to attend this global forum convened to map out the actions that have to be taken to combat the sexual exploitation of children.

Time and place: Nov. 19, 2008 - Nov. 20, 2008, Amman, Jordan

The Middle East and North Africa regional network gathered researchers from the region in Amman, Jordan in November 2008 focusing on children living in situations of conflict, and how this affects their livelyhoods. The seminar was hosted by the Information and Research Center of the King Hussain Foundation in Amman, Jordan.

Time and place: Nov. 15, 2008, IUKB/ University of Fribourg Switzerland

The Institut Universitaire Kurt Bösch (IUKB) and the University of Fribourg Switzerland are organising an International Conference;Localizing Children's Rights; on Saturday 15 November 2008. The conference aims to contrast ideas and concepts as well as to facilitate an exchange of information between researchers,professionals and students working in the interdisciplinary children's rights field.

Time and place: Nov. 13, 2008 - Nov. 15, 2008, Manizales, Colombia

The Network meeting was framed within the Fourth Regional Conference of Childwatch International in Latin American and the Caribbean organized by The Center of Advanced Child and Youth Studies of CINDE and Universidad de Manizales, The school of Psychology and The Childwatch Latin American Network. The conference focused on interdisciplinary approaches to participatory research on children and youth participation.

Time and place: Nov. 12, 2008 - Nov. 15, 2008, University of Manizales, Colombia

International Conference in Manizales, Colombia,  discussing the political socialisation of youth and children, and new concepual tendencies regarding identity, formation, leadership and child and youth participation. Conference was held in Spanish. For more information click on link below.