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ITU - Child Online Initiative - Guidelines for Children, Educators, Industry and Policy Makers

14/05/2009

On 17 November 2010, the Child Online Protection (COP) Global Initiative was launched by the new Patron of COP, H.E. Laura Chinchilla, President of Costa Rica, and ITU Secretary- General, Hamadoun Touré in San José, Costa Rica.

The COP Global Initiative aims to shift COP Guidelines, developed by ITU and partners from industry, civil society, governments, UN agencies and other stakeholders, into concrete activities by leveraging the active support from COP members.

The strategies for achieving these guidelines span five main areas: i) legal measures; ii) technical and procedural measures; iii) organizational structures; iv) capacity building; and v) international cooperation. ITU will work with partners to develop cybersecurity strategies across these areas, in order to deliver significant national and societal benefits.

Governments from Asia Pacific adopt New Delhi Declaration on South-South Cooperation for Children's Rights

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, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vietnam committed to the promotion of child rights in our South-South cooperation agenda; the development of networks for knowledge exchange, peer learning and coordination with specific attention to the topics of Adolescents, Early Childhood Development, and Urban Settings; and committed to assessing the progress and advances on South-South cooperation among countries of Asia and the Pacific to further

The New Delhi Declaration on South-South Cooperation for Child Rights in Asia and the Pacific

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, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vietnam committed to the promotion of child rights in our South-South cooperation agenda; the development of networks for knowledge exchange, peer learning and coordination with specific attention to the topics of Adolescents, Early Childhood Development, and Urban Settings; and committed to assessing the progress and advances on South-South cooperation among countries of Asia and the Pacific to further

SRSG launches report on Promoting Restorative Justice for Children

SRSG launches report on Promoting Restorative Justice for Children
18/10/2013

SRSG Santos Pais launched a new thematic report on Restorative Justice for Children in a high level event organized with the Governments of Indonesia and Norway during the General Assembly Debate on the Rights of the Child. The event counted on the participation of experts from Norway and Indonesia, as well as representatives from independent children’s rights institutions, academia and civil society organizations. The discussion aimed at sharing models and experiences of child sensitive restorative justice processes and programs and to promote enhanced cooperation in this area at national, regional and international levels.

Attacks and discrimination against persons with albinism - Report of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

A/HRC/24/57
12/09/2013

Report of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
Summary

This preliminary report of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights on the attacks and discrimination against persons with albinism is submitted pursuant to Human Rights Council resolution 23/13 of 13 June 2013.

In some communities, erroneous beliefs and myths influenced by superstition put the security and life of persons with albinism at risk.

OHCHR has received information from various countries on cases of killings and dismembering of persons with albinism for ritual purposes. It has also collected information on the multiple and intersecting forms of discrimination persons with albinism face worldwide.

Promoting Restorative Justice for Children

18/10/2013

INTRODUCTION

Today, more than 1 million children are deprived of their liberty worldwide,26 and countless children face violent and degrading treatment throughout the criminal justice process. In light of this dramatic situation, it is imperative to promote strategies that provide an alternative to detention and custodial sentences for children.

Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on combating the sexual abuse and the sexual exploitation of children and child pornography

2011/92/EU
13/12/2011

DIRECTIVE 2011/92/EU OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 13 December 2011
on combating the sexual abuse and sexual exploitation of children and child pornography, and replacing Council Framework Decision 2004/68/JHA

THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND THE COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION,

Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, and in particular Article 82(2) and Article 83(1) thereof,

 

Having regard to the proposal from the European Commission,

 

After transmission of the draft legislative act to the national parliaments,

 

Having regard to the opinion of the European Economic and Social Committee,

 

After consulting the Committee of the Regions,

Acting in accordance with the ordinary legislative procedure,

 

Whereas:

 

Communication from the Commission to the Council, the European Parliament, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions - A Special Place for Children in EU External Action

COM(2008) 55 final
05/02/2008

COMMUNICATION FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE COUNCIL, THE
EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT, THE EUROPEAN ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL
COMMITTEE AND THE COMMITTEE OF THE REGIONS
A Special Place for Children in EU External Action

1. INTRODUCTION

The European Union is firmly committed to promoting children’s rights and responding to  their basic needs as an integral part of both its internal and external policies. As part of the  process of honouring this commitment, the Communication “Towards an EU Strategy on the  Rights of the Child”, adopted on 4 July 2006, outlines a process for developing a long-term  strategy for the EU on children’s rights. 

Joint Communication to the European Parliament and the Council - Human Rights and Democracy at the Heart of our External Action - Towards a more Effective Approach

COM(2011) 886 final
12/12/2011

JOINT COMMUNICATION TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND THE COUNCIL

HUMAN RIGHTS AND DEMOCRACY AT THE HEART OF EU EXTERNAL ACTION –
TOWARDS A MORE EFFECTIVE APPROACH

All human rights – civil, political, economic, social and cultural – are universal in nature, valid for everyone, everywhere. Respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms is at the core of the European Union. The protection and promotion of human rights is a silver thread running through all EU action both at home and abroad. On human rights and democracy, the EU must be principled when it comes to the norms and values it seeks to uphold, creative in the ways it does so, and absolutely determined to achieve concrete results.

Girls Speak Out - Showcasing Girl Activists from around the World

11/10/2013

The Girls Speak Out is an event where girl activists have an opportunity to speak with governments and UN agencies about their work. They will also identify how their work can be supported and elevated by governments and UN agencies. A distinguished panel of respondents will respond to each girl activist, and provide input and suggestions for possible future partnerships.

[Special event in celebration of the second annual International Day of the Girl Child, organised by the Missions of Canada, Peru, and Turkey]