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Statement by SRSG Marta Santos Pais on the occasion of the 25th Anniversary of the Adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child

20/11/2014

Statement by Marta Santos Pais, Assistant Secretary-General and Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Violence against Children, at the High-level meeting on the occasion of the twenty-fifth anniversary of the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child.

Resolution adopted by the General Assembly on 27 July 2012 (A/RES/66/288) - The future we want

A/RES/66/288
11/09/2012
66/288. The future we want
 
The General Assembly,
 
Recalling its resolution 64/236 of 24 December 2009, in which it decided to organize, in 2012, the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development at the highest possible level, as well as its resolution 66/197 of 22 December 2011,
 
1. Expresses its profound gratitude to the Government and the people of Brazil for hosting the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development in Rio de Janeiro from 20 to 22 June 2012, and for providing all the necessary support;
 
2. Endorses the outcome document of the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, entitled “The future we want”, annexed to the present resolution.

Open Working Group proposal for Sustainable Development Goals

16/09/2014

The outcome document of the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, entitled “The future we want”, inter alia, set out a mandate to establish an open working group to develop a set of sustainable development goals for consideration and appropriate action by the General Assembly at its sixty-eighth session. It also provided the basis for their conceptualization. The document gave the mandate that the sustainable development goals should be coherent with and integrated into the United Nations development agenda beyond 2015.

Report of the Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals established pursuant to General Assembly resolution 66/288

A/68/L.61
08/09/2014
The General Assembly,
 
Recalling the outcome document of the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, entitled “The future we want”, contained in resolution 66/288 of 27 July 2012, in which Heads of State and Government, inter alia, resolved to establish an inclusive and transparent intergovernmental process on sustainable development goals open to all stakeholders, with a view to developing global sustainable development goals to be agreed by the General Assembly,
 
1. Acknowledges the conclusion of the work of the Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals, and welcomes its report;
 

Releasing Children's Potential and Minimizing Risks - ICTs, the Internet and Violence against Children

16/10/2014

From Introduction:

Information and communication technologies (ICTs) are developing ever more rapidly, with profound effects upon societies around the world. They bring with them enormous benefits and opportunities, most especially by facilitating access
to the Internet. ICTs are creating new ways of communicating, learning, delivering services and doing business.

For children and youth, who are often particularly adept at harnessing the potential of these technologies, ICTs and the Internet represent an important opportunity for empowerment and engagement, offering new means of experiencing creative processes, communication, social interaction, entertainment and learning. Children are not simply passive recipients of information; they are also engaged participants and actors in the online world.

Why Children’s Protection from Violence should be at the Heart of the Post-2015 Development Agenda - A Review of Consultations on the ost-2015 Development Agenda

15/10/2014

From Foreword

Freedom from violence is critical to achieving a sustainable future in which every child can grow up healthy, well-nourished, resilient, well-educated, culturally sensitive and effectively protected from neglect, abuse and exploitation.

As the target date for achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) draws near, the international community is discussing how to shape a sustainable development agenda beyond 2015. 

Annual report to the General Assembly - 2014

A/69/264
06/08/2014
Summary
 
The present annual report provides, pursuant to General Assembly resolution 68/147, an overview of major developments promoted by the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Violence against Children to sustain and scale up efforts to safeguard children’s freedom from violence.
 

I. Introduction

Summary report on the panel discussion on preventing and eliminating child, early and forced marriage - Report of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

A/HRC/27/34
18/07/2014

1. In its resolution 24/23, the Human Rights Council decided to convene, at its twenty-sixth session, a panel discussion on preventing and eliminating child, early and forced marriage, with a particular focus on challenges, achievements, best practices and implementation gaps, and requested the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) to prepare a summary report on the panel discussion. The present report was prepared pursuant to that request.

2. Also in resolution 24/23, the Human Rights Council requested OHCHR to prepare a report on preventing and eliminating child, early and forced marriage, with a particular focus on challenges, achievements, best practices and implementation gaps, to be presented to the Council at its twenty-sixth session.

Technical guidance on the application of a human rights-based approach to the implementation of policies and programmes to reduce and eliminate preventable mortality and morbidity of children under 5 years of age

A/HRC/27/31
30/06/2014

Summary

The present technical guidance is submitted pursuant to Human Rights Council resolution 24/11. The aim of the technical guidance is to assist States and non-State actors to improve the realization of the rights of the child by providing guidance on addressing mortality and morbidity of children under 5 years of age in accordance with human rights standards. It outlines the key elements of a human rights-based approach to reducing child
mortality and morbidity, provides guidance for operationalizing such an approach, and includes an illustrative example of how it can be applied.

Technical cooperation for the prevention of attacks against persons with albinism (A/HRC/RES/24/L.36)

A/HRC/RES/24/L.36
24/09/2013

Technical cooperation for the prevention of attacks against persons with albinism

The Human Rights Council,

Guided by the purposes, principles and provisions of the Charter of the United Nations,

Reaffirming the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and recalling relevant  international human rights treaties, including the International Covenant on Civil and  Political Rights, the International Covenant of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and  the Convention on the Rights of the Child,

Reaffirming also that everyone has the right to life, liberty and security of person  and that no one shall be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or  punishment,