Activities by non-governmental organisations
International NGOs have actively participated to the elaboration of this Convention, in which they are defined as “other competent bodies” (art. 45) and their reports are desired.
Several years ago the Coordination Suisse Droits de l'Enfant was founded. In April 1997 a network of organisations working on children's rights issues was established, under the direction of UNICEF Switzerland. The network published a fundamental report concerning the situation of children and adolescents in Switzerland and afterwards wrote a shadow report to the official Swiss state report.
- Swiss NGO Report on the Swiss Government Report
(pdf, 31 p.)
- Addendum to the NGO Report of 7 February 2002
(pdf, 14 p.)