7-8 November 2024

Bogotá Colombia

National Preparatory Sessions

National Preparatory Sessions are an important and concrete contribution to the Ministerial Conference – maximizing the level and likelihood of commitment to child protection.​

All 193 member states have received an official invitation to attend the Ministerial Conference. We encourage all member states to undertake preparatory efforts to determine their progress and additional commitment to ending violence against children. A sub-set of governments – identified as potential ‘Pathfinder+’ (who have proven commitment to the issue and shown propensity to implement policy and practice change at national level) will be invited to deliver a National Ministerial Preparatory Session, as part of the official pre-Ministerial process.

There is opportunity, and necessity, to accelerate; to deliver a transformative shift on child protection. The first-ever Global Ministerial Conference on Ending Violence Against Children represents an historic moment; to re-imagine a world where all children are safe in their homes, schools, communities and online and make commitments commensurate with the global child protection challenge.

Download the preparatory package