IV World Congress at a glance

The IV World Congress on Child and Adolescent Rights will take place in San Juan, Puerto Rico, on November 15 -18, 2010. Defensores PROCDN, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the rights of children and adolescents, has undertaken the planning and execution of the event. The primary objective is to provide an academic, scientific and professional space of encounter for the multidisciplinary and multisectoral exchange of ideas, knowledge and experiences regarding the human rights of children and adolescents.  At the same time, the Congress encompasses a Youth Forum for the active and effective participation of adolescent delegates from multiple countries.

  • Internationally renowned event
  • First time in a United States jurisdiction
  • Pre-congresses around the world


§ Participants over 25 countries

§ 1000 adult participants

150 adolescent delegates

100 volunteers


Previous World Congresses

I World Congress

2003 Isla Margarita, Venezuela

II World Congress
2005 Lima, Peru

III World Congress
2007 Barcelona, Spain

Thematic Framework

Central Theme

The best interest of children and adolescents:  Well‐being and development in the new world economic order.  

Thematic Areas

Poverty | Education | Health | Participation | Identity | Violence

Thematic Contexts

General | Early childhood Adolescence



Plenary Sessions

Adults and adolescents | International speakers

Adult Forum

Multidisciplinary approach | Concurrent thematic sessions

Youth Forum

Country delegations | Workshops and working groups  

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