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Report of PICUM's International Conference on Undocumented Children in Europe. Invisible Victims of Immigration Restrictions

Document number
2093
Date
2009
Title
Report of PICUM's International Conference on Undocumented Children in Europe. Invisible Victims of Immigration Restrictions
Author/publisher
Platform For International Cooperation On Undocumented Migrants (PICUM)
Availability
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Document type(s)
Meeting Documentation/Conference Reports,
Keywords
Brussels, January 22-23, 2009, Corporate social responsibility, Multi-stakeholder partnerships: Best Interests Principle, Child Victims of Trafficking, Separated Migrant Children, Unaccompanied minors, Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), Child protection systems, Child Trafficking, Child Prostitution, Child Pornography,
Summary
PICUM, the Platform for International Cooperation on Undocumented Migrants, held an international conference in Brussels on 22-23 January 2009 to culminate its two-year project on undocumented children in Europe. Undocumented children face various obstacles when trying to access basic social services such as housing, health care and education, and several recommendations were made to address these issues. Participants called for more visibility of undocumented children and stressed the need for greater recognition of their inherent rights as children. This report seeks to provide a general overview of the conference itself, what was discussed by the speakers and participants, and to deliver the overall themes and sentiments shared during the event.
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