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15/05/2014

I. Background

The Caribbean Meeting for Follow-up to the Recommendations of the United Nations Study on Violence against Children was held in Kingston, Jamaica on 14 and 15 May 2012 to encourage more widespread dissemination of the UN Study and renewed commitments to follow up on its recommendations at sub-regional and national levels. The meeting was also meant to raise awareness about violence against...

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02/12/2013

The Declaration on the Elimination of Violence against Women and

Elimination of Violence against Children in Asean

ASEAN Member States, individually and/or collectively, express common resolve to eliminate violence against women and violence against children in the region through the following measures:

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17/10/2013

Foreword by Ambassador Faeqa Saeed AlSaleh, Assistant Secretary General LAS

"Since the 1980s, there has been a continuous development of interest in rights of children in the Arab region. This was reinforced by the entry into force of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (1989...

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15/10/2013

FOREWORD SRSG Santos Pais

Caribbean Study on Violence against Children 2013

In 2001, the Committee on the Rights of the Child called for a comprehensive UN study on violence against children. A widely participatory process was set in motion for its development in which a wide range of actors within and beyond the United Nations system took part, including States, civil society organizations,...

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25/06/2013
PANAF/FORUM/CHD/MIN/2(II)
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02/11/2012

In 2007 in Cairo, the Ministers of African Union member states responsible for promoting and safeguarding the rights and welfare of children undertook a review of the “Call for Accelerated Action on the Implementation of the Plan of Action towards Africa Fit for Children.” They focused on ten priorities:
• devising an overall framework;
• enhancing life chances;
• overcoming HIV/AIDS;
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08/11/2011
Care and justice systems

 On 7-8 November 2011 at Munyonyo, in Kampala, Uganda, representatives of governments, CSOs, INGOs, the African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child, the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child, the African Union, UN agencies, UN experts and other experts, from all over Africa and other parts of the world, met to discuss about deprivation of liberty as a last resort and of...

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08/11/2011
Care and justice systems

The Guidelines for Action are a framework to achieve:

(a) Full implementation of AU and related international instruments such as are outlined in the Preamble bove;
(b) Practical guidance to African governments to assist them meet their treaty obligations at both regional and international level;
(c) An instrument to guide law reform and harmonisation efforts amongst States
(d) A tool for the co-ordination and...

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16/12/2010

Foreword by Dr. Sima Bahous, Assistant Secretary General  Foreword by Dr. Sima Bahous, Assistant Secretary General:

The Social Sector at the League of Arab States (LAS) is pleased to present “The Comparative Arab
Report on Implementing the Recommendations of The UN Secretary-General’s Study on Violence
against Children”, which was prepared by the Department of...

ACERWC/ Rpt. (XV)
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19/03/2010

The 15th Meeting of the African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child (ACERWC) was held at the AU Conference Centre, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, from 15 to 19 March 2010. Its main objective was to share experiences on the promotion of child rights in Africa, consider State Party Reports and agree on recommendations for more effective action to improve the welfare of children.

COM/2006/0367
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04/07/2006

Towards a Strategy on the Rights of the Child

The European Commission proposes a strategy to effectively promote and safeguard the rights of the child in the European Union's internal and external policies and to support Member States' efforts in this field.

Commission communication of 4 July 2006 - Towards an EU strategy on the rights of the child

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CAB/LEG/24.9/49
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11/07/1990