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Report of the independent expert for the United Nations study on violence against children

A/61/299
29/08/2006

This report, which is based on the in-depth study of Paulo Sérgio Pinheiro, independent expert appointed by the Secretary-General pursuant to General-Assembly resolution 57/90 of 2002, provides a global picture of violence against children and proposes recommendations to prevent and respond to this issue. It provides information on the incidence of various types of violence against children within the family, schools, alternative care institutions and detention facilities, places where children work and communities. The Study is accompanied by a book which provides a more detailed account of the Study.

Human Rights Concil Resolution on Rights of the child: information and communications technologies and child sexual exploitation

A/HRC/31-L.9-Rev.1
23/03/2016

The Human Rights Council,

Emphasizing that the Convention on the Rights of the Child constitutes the standard in the promotion and protection of the rights of the child, bearing in mind the importance of the Optional Protocols to the Convention, and calling for their universal ratification and effective implementation, as well as that of other relevant human rights instruments, Recalling all previous resolutions on the rights of the child of the Commission on Human Rights, the Human Rights Council and the General Assembly, the most recent being Council resolution 28/19 of 27 March 2015 and Assembly resolution 70/137 of 17 December 2015, (...)

Report of the Special Rapporteur on the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography

A/70/222
31/07/2015
Summary
 
The present report is submitted pursuant to General Assembly resolution 69/157. The Special Rapporteur, Maud de Boer-Buquicchio, describes the activities undertaken in relation to the discharge of her mandate since her previous report to the Assembly (A/69/262).
 
She also provides a study containing an analysis of the effects of the sale and sexual exploitation of children on child victims and advocates for the establishment of comprehensive, rights-based and child-centred care, recovery and reintegration programmes as part of effective national child protection systems.

Follow-up to the outcome of the special session of the General Assembly on children - Report of the Secretary-General

A/70/265
03/08/2015
Summary
 
The present report assesses the steps taken in 2014 to achieve a world fit for children, highlighting the gaps in achievement as well as the strategic shifts necessary to achieve the unmet goals.
The report has been prepared in response to General Assembly resolution S-27/2, adopted at the twenty-seventh special session in 2002, and resolutions 58/282 and 61/272, in which the Assembly requested the Secretary-General to report regularly on progress made in implementing the Plan of Action included in the annex to the resolution entitled “A world fit for children”.

The girl child - Report of the Secretary-General

A/70/267
04/08/2016
Summary
 
The present report responds to the request of the General Assembly in its resolution 68/146 that the Secretary-General submit a report on the implementation of the resolution. It contains a brief overview of international obligations and global commitments with respect to the girl child. It addresses progress and challenges in areas such as poverty, equity, education, health, nutrition, water, sanitation and hygiene, HIV and AIDS, protection from violence, abuse and exploitation, child participation and human rights education

Final Recommendations from the SRSG on Violence against Children and Child-focused Agencies for text on children for the Sustainable Development Agenda Outcome Document

27/07/2015

Preamble

 
People: We want to ensure that all human beings can fulfil their potential. We want to end poverty in all its forms and dimensions; end hunger and malnutrition; achieve food security; promote human dignity; combat inequalities in and between countries; achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls; ensure quality education, the protection of children, water, sanitation and hygiene, and a healthy life for all; ensure equal access to natural resources, a healthy environment and well-being for all; and secure the participation of all people and groups, including children, persons with disabilities, migrants and indigenous peoples, in the realization of the Goals and targets.
 

Report of the Special Rapporteur on trafficking in persons, especially women and children, Maria Grazia Giammarinaro

A/HRC/29/38
31/03/2015

Summary

In the present report, the Special Rapporteur outlines her vision of the mandate and the working methods she intends to use, drawing on the work and experience of her predecessors, in the hope of making progress in implementing the mandate entrusted to her by the Human Rights Council in its resolution 26/8.

In section II, the Special Rapporteur provides an account of her activities since her appointment. In section III, she briefly looks into the main trends and challenges of trafficking in persons, focusing on the link between trafficking in persons and economic trends; trafficking and mixed migration flows; trafficking and conflicts; the protection of children on the move; a gendered perspective of trafficking; and trafficking and social inclusion. In section IV, she defines the legal and policy frameworks of her mandate.

Report of the Special Rapporteur on the right of everyone to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health, Dainius Pūras

A/HRC/29/33
02/04/2015

Summary

In the present report, submitted pursuant to Council resolution 24/6, the Special Rapporteur provides a brief account of his activities since he took office in August 2014.

The main focus of the report is on the work of the mandate of the Special Rapporteur on the right to health, focusing on the right to health framework, and the development of the contours and content of the right to health. He then reflects on how he sees the way forward, based on the current context, challenges and opportunities for the full realisation of the right to health. 

The Special Rapporteur provides his conclusions and observations.
 

Report of the Special Rapporteur on the right of everyone to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health, Dainius Pūras

A/HRC/29/33
02/04/2015

Summary

In the present report, submitted pursuant to Council resolution 24/6, the Special Rapporteur provides a brief account of his activities since he took office in August 2014.

The main focus of the report is on the work of the mandate of the Special Rapporteur on the right to health, focusing on the right to health framework, and the development of the contours and content of the right to health. He then reflects on how he sees the way forward, based on the current context, challenges and opportunities for the full realisation of the right to health. 

The Special Rapporteur provides his conclusions and observations.