11th plenary meeting – 62nd Session of the Commission for Social Development (CSocD62): The Influence of Digital Transformation on Inclusive Growth and Development: A Path to Achieving Social Justice.
Doha International Family Institute, in cooperation with The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) member States in Geneva, the Permanent Mission of Qatar to UN Geneva, Permanent Mission of Egypt to UN
Geneva, organized a Side-event on “Family and child rights protection in the digital environment,” on the margin of the 52nd session of the Human Rights Council, Geneva.
The panel discussion aims to highlight the positive and negative aspects related to children’s use of digital technology, explore best practices and ways of support.
H.E. Dr. Hend Al-Muftah, Permanent Representative of Qatar to the United Nations in Geneva, and H.E. Mr. Idris AL Khanjari, Permanent Representative of the Sultanate of Oman, commenced the panel discussion session
The panel discussion included H.E. Dr. Nevin Othman, Secretary General of the National Council for Childhood and Motherhood Egypt, H.E. Dr. Maimoona Al-Khalil, Secretary General for the Council Family Affairs, KSA, H.E. Dr. Amer Alhajari, Director General, GCC Executive Bureau, Dr. Sharifa Noaman Al-Emadi, Executive Director, Doha International Family Institute DIFI, Mr. Ignasi Grau, Director General of OIDEL, Dr. Syka Iqbal, Lecturer in Psychology, University of Bradford, UK, Dr. Sanaa Al Harahsheh, Research Manager, WISH, MS. Mama Fatima singhateh , special Rapporteur on the sale and sexual exploitation of children . The session was moderated by Mr. Khalid Al-Naama, Director of Research and Policy Department, DIFI.
The participants discussed the roles families could play in enhancing children’s rights in the digital environment, and the recommendations for several stakeholders to enrich these roles.
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