Norberto Liwski
Nationality Argentina
Committee Committee on the Rights of the Child
Date First Elected 02/13/2003
Date Term Expires 02/28/2007
Position on Committee Vice-Chairperson
Professional Background Main professional activities:
- Director, "Adolescence and Juvenile Citizenship: Rights and Contradictions" refresher programme, Faculty of Law, University of Buenos Aires, 2001 present
- Adviser to the Chamber of Deputies Commission on the Family, Children and Women, 1999 2001
- Director of Studies, Master's course on minors' affairs, Universidad Notarial Argentina, 1998 2001
- Technical team coordinator for the project "Situational diagnosis and preparation of a plan of action for children and adolescents in high risk situations", Puerto Quequén, Necochea, 1998
- Technical team coordinator, Association of the Grandmothers of Plaza de Mayo, 1982 1989
- Local health systems adviser, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), 1982

Other main activities in the field of relevance to the treaty body concerned:
- Member of the Organisation of American States (OAS) Inter American Children's Institute Executive Committee
- President, Argentine section, Defensa de los Niños Internacional
- Coordinator of the Provincial Plan on Teenagers, Schools and Social Integration, Office of the Under - Secretary for Education, Central Department for Culture and Education, Buenos Aires province, 2001
- Director of the distance learning course "Juvenile sectors and social and family problems", 1996
- Director of the distance learning course "Social and youth development and participation", 1996
- Sponsor, Spanish National Distance Learning University
- Director of Studies, Master's course on minors' affairs and the family, Lomas de Zamora National University, 1990 to 1995

Most recent publications in the field:
- La Protección de los Derechos Humanos hacia el Tercer Milenio, Dr. Norberto I. Liwski (compiler), CODESEDH, 2001
- Educación para la Salud, Prevención de Violencia Familiar, mimeo, 2000
- Investigación: Venta y Tráfico de Niños en la Argentina, a Defensa de los Niños Internacionales (DNI) publication, Office of the Secretary for Human and Family Development, Ministry of Health and Social Action, Argentine Republic, 1988
Educational BackgroundSocial Paediatrician (National Register 38660), Universidad Nacional de la Plata, Buenos Aires province, Argentina
Current occupation President, National Council on Children, Adolescents and the Family, Ministry of Social Development, 2002 (Secretary of State rank)
Working LanguageEnglish, Spanish