International Symposium 1998 TOP

Dr. Per Miljeteig

Childwatch International, Director
E-mail: per.miljeteig@childwatch.uio.no


Per Miljeteig

Director, Childwatch International

Professional background

Master's Degree in Psychology(Candidatus Psychologiae),University of Oslo, Norway, 1977;
Licensed psychologist,1978

Working experience

Work in institutions for disabled children; research assistant at the Institute of Applied Social Research, Oslo,1976-1977; educational guidance to parents and children, City of Oslo Board of Education, 1978.From 1978 to 1989 employed in the Norwegian Civil Service(Ministry of Children and Family Affairs), mainly dealing with issues related to family and childhood policies and services.

Norwegian Government representative to the UN Working Group on the Convention on the Rights of the Child 1984-1989, as well as intergovernmental cooperation on child-and-family-related policies and social welfare under the auspices of OECD, the Council of Europe and the Nordic Council.

1989-1992,Public Affairs Officer at UNICEF headquarters in New York, working particularly with issues related to promotion and implementation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child.

From January 1993,Executive Director of Childwatch International, a global network for child research, with the Secretariat in Oslo, Norway. Advisor to Norwegian Ministry Foreign Affairs on children's issues and children's rights.


Children's social networks and conditions for growing up and legal and social regulations for cohabiting couples and families.

Articles and papers

Child-parent relations and policies for a better childhood, the history of daycare for children in Norway, and the history and the implementation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child.

Speaker and panelist

Intergovernmental, nongovernmental and academic fora on issues related to children's welfare and children's rights and the implementation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, in Austria, China, Denmark, Estonia, Iran, Hungary, Israel, Nicaragua, Norway, USA and Zimbabwe.
Contributions to national and international training courses and workshops on children's rights.

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