European Parliament resolution on the 25th anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child
Resolution adopted by the General Assembly on 18 December 2014 [on the report of the Third Committee (A/69/484)] 69/157. Rights of the child The General Assembly,
Reaffirming all its previous resolutions on the rights of the child in their entirety, the most recent of which is resolution 68/147 of 18 December 2013, and in particular recognizing the importance of resolution 44/25 of 20 November 1989, in which it adopted the Convention on the Rights of the Child, and welcoming the celebration of the twenty-fifth anniversary of its adoption in 2014,
Emphasizing that the Convention on the Rights of the Child constitutes the standard in the promotion and protection of the rights of the child, and bearing in mind the importance of the Optional Protocols to the Convention,2 and calling for their universal ratification and effective implementation, as well as that of other human rights instruments,
“Let’s pave the way to justice for all children” - First anniversary of the UN communications procedure for children marks time for global action
Geneva/New York (April 14, 2015) - As we celebrate the first anniversary of the entry into force of the Third Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on a Communications Procedure, the International Coalition Ratify OP3CRC, together with leading UN experts on children’s rights, including Kirsten Sandberg, Chairperson of the Committee on the Rights of the Child, the Special Representatives of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict, Leila Zerrougui, and on Violence against Children, Marta Santos Pais, as well as the Special Rapporteur on the Sale of Children, Child Prostitution and Child Pornography, Maud de Boer-Buquicchio, call on all States to make a quantum leap on the path to justice for children through the ratification of the Third Optional Protocol without delay.
Senate of Chile approves the Third Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child and joins global efforts to strengthening international and national child protection systems on children's rights
The National Institute of Human Rights of Chile, the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General on Violence against Children, the Regional Office for South America of the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights and UNICEF welcome the decision by the Senate of Chile to unanimously approve the Third Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child, which will soon enter into force.
SRSG Santos Pais is visiting Malawi from 22 – 26 March 2015 to support the launch of a new study, commissioned by the Ministry of Gender, Children, Disability and Social Welfare, on the prevalence of violence against children in the country. She will hold discussions with senior officials of the Government of Malawi, Parliamentarians and other key stakeholders, including civil society representatives, on the importance of using data and research to shed light on the hidden reality of violence against children and to implement an evidence-based policy agenda to protect children from all forms of violence.
11 March, 2015 - Clustered Interactive dialogue Item 3 - Promotion and protection of all human rights, civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights, including the right to development:
- Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Violence against Children A/HRC/28/55
The present annual report reviews, pursuant to General Assembly resolution 68/147, key initiatives promoted by the Special Representative. It builds on the twenty-fifth anniversary of the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child and the shaping of the post-2015 development agenda, and highlights the potential and risks associated with children’s use of new information and communication technologies.
1. 2014 marked the twenty-fifth anniversary of the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, which provided significant opportunities to mobilize enhanced support for children’s protection from violence. During the year, three important processes gained special relevance for children and countries across regions.
Proposed programme budget for the biennium 2014-2015
Report of the Fifth Committee*
Rapporteur: Mr. Ken Siah (Singapore)
1. At its 2nd plenary meeting, on 20 September 2013, the General Assembly, on the recommendation of the General Committee, decided to include in the agenda of its sixty-eighth session the item entitled “Proposed programme budget for the biennium 2014-2015” and to allocate it to the Fifth Committee.
Resolution adopted by the General Assembly on 27 December 2013
[on the report of the Fifth Committee (A/68/689)]
68/246. Questions relating to the proposed programme budget for the biennium 2014–2015
The General Assembly,
Reaffirming its resolutions 41/213 of 19 December 1986, 42/211 of 21 December 1987, 45/248 B, section VI, of 21 December 1990, 55/231 of 23 December 2000, 56/253 of 24 December 2001, 58/269 and 58/270 of 23 December 2003, 59/276, section XI, of 23 December 2004, 60/283 of 7 July 2006, 61/263 of 4 April 2007, 62/236 of 22 December 2007, 63/262 of 24 December 2008, 64/243 of 24 December 2009, 65/259 of 24 December 2010, 66/246 and 66/247 of 24 December 2011, 66/258 of 9 April 2012 and 67/248 of 24 December 2012,