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Key Document
Political Declarations
English
11/04/2014
"We, the African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child (ACERWC), and representatives from the African Union, the Regional Economic Communities, Civil Society Organisations (CSOs), International Non-governmental Organisations (INGOs), UN agencies, and child rights experts from across Africa, present at the Day of General Discussion on “Ending Child Marriage in Africa”...
COM (2013) 833
Key Document
Political Declarations
English
25/11/2013
Community

1. INTRODUCTION

Every year, millions of women and girls worldwide have their quality of life drastically altered by female genital mutilation (FGM). The procedure involves partial or total removal of their external genitalia or other injury to their genital organs for non-medical reasons. Thousands of women and girls living in Europe are affected or at risk.

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Key Document
Political Declarations
English
25/10/2013

We, the delegations of the governments of Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, China, Cook Islands, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, India, Indonesia, Kiribati, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Maldives, Marshall Islands, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Niue, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka,...

C(2013) 778
Key Document
Political Declarations
English
20/02/2013

THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION,
Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, and in particular Article 292 thereof,

Whereas:

(1) Respect for human dignity is a founding value of the European Union, whose aims include promoting the well-being of its people; the Union must protect the rights of the child, combat social exclusion and discrimination, promote social justice and ...

Key Document
Political Declarations
English
21/11/2012

The Bridgetown Declaration and Agenda for Action to combat Child sexual abuse in the Caribbean adopted in Barbados on the 21st of November 2012 reaffirmed the commitment of government representatives and civil society organizations to end child sexual abuse in the region.

"We, the participants at the Bridgetown Conference on Combating Sexual Violence Against Children in the Caribbean, representing governments, non-governmental...

Key Document
Political Declarations
Español
19/10/2012

" We, the representatives of the MERCOSUR Pro-Tempore Chairmanship of the Permanent Commission of the Initiative Nin@Sur, of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and of the Government of the Dominican Republic, participating with the Latin America and the Caribbean Movement for Children (MMI LAC) in the first meeting held of Regional Institutions of South America, the Caribbean and Central America on Violence against Children, organized by...

Key Document
Political Declarations
English
10/07/2012

Statement issued by The Twenty-Third Meeting of the Council for Human and Social Development (COHSOD XXIII) on sexual abuse of children in the Caribbean Region

The Twenty-Third Meeting of the CARICOM Council on Human and Social Development (COHSOD XXIII) views with grave concern the alarming prevalence of sexual abuse of children in Member States. COHSOD reviewed the overwhelming evidence documented in recent studies...

Key Document
Political Declarations
English
04/06/2012

Doha Declaration

In cooperation and coordination between:
- The League of Arab States (LAS),
- The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General on Violence against Children,
- The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights,
- United Nations Children’s Fund Regional Office for the Middle-East and North Africa,
- The Supreme Council for Family Affairs in...

Key Document
Political Declarations
English
30/05/2012

South Asia Call for Action On Ending Violence against Children

We, the participants at the South Asia Follow Up Regional Consultation on the UN Study on Violence against Children, representatives from governments, non-governmental and other civil society organizations, regional and international organizations, and children, have gathered in Colombo, Sri Lanka, on 28 to 30 May 2012, to take stock of progress made since...

Key Document
Political Declarations
English
15/05/2012

From the Declaration:

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" This Declaration will be complemented by the guidelines of a Regional roadmap for Caribbean countries in light of the priorities identified by participating countries committed in support of the regional process and the formulation of national roadmaps. These roadmaps will take into account the contexts and structures of the Caribbean institutions and the specific situation in each State,...

Key Document
Political Declarations
English
15/05/2012

DECLARATION OF THE YOUNG PERSONS OF THE CARRIBBEAN
Kingston, Jamaica, 15 May 2012

We, child and youth representatives from the Caribbean have gathered in Jamaica for the Violence against Children Sub-Regional Conference to proclaim the present Declaration:

Violence can be described as using your position of power or strength to inflict intentional damage to someone. This may include emotional or mental...

Key Document
Political Declarations
Español
15/04/2012

El presente Mapeo surge como parte de las múltiples iniciativas emprendidas en forma conjunta entre el
MMI-LAC y la Representante Especial, y es reflejo de un trabajo comprometido por parte de todos los
actores presentes en la región vinculados a los temas de niñez y adolescencia desde el más alto nivel. Los
resultados que este documento nos acerca han sido un instrumento clave de referencia...

CM(2011)171
Key Document
Political Declarations
English
15/02/2012

Executive summary

The Council of Europe transversal programme “Building a Europe for and with children” was launched in
2006 in response to a mandate resulting from the Third Summit of the Heads of State and Government of the Council of Europe (Warsaw 2005).

The strategy on the rights of the child 2012-15 proposes a vision for the Council of Europe’s role and action in this field, taking...

Key Document
Political Declarations
English
17/01/2012

The ASEAN Commission on the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Women and Children (ACWC) convened a Consultative Meeting with the Special Representative of the UN Secretary General on Violence against Children (SRSG-VAC) and CEDAW Committee experts on violence against women in Manila, the Philippines, on 16-17 January 2012. The Consultation was supported by UN Women and UNICEF.

The Consultation provided an opportunity to...