UN Resolution on the Rights of the Child (A/RES/62/141)


 General Assembly Resolution 62/141 establishes the mandate of the Special Representative of the Secretary General on Violence against Children

Annual Report to the General Assembly - 2010


This initial report of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on violence against children is submitted to the General Assembly in accordance with its resolution 64/146.

On 1 September 2009, Marta Santos Pais assumed her position. In the present report, she recalls the history leading up to the establishment of her position and the scope of her mandate, as defined by the General Assembly in resolution 62/141. She outlines her vision and the priority areas for her work and the strategies she intends to use to achieve progress in implementing the mandate entrusted to her, which builds upon the recommendations of the United Nations study on violence against children (see A/61/299).

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


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


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

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

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

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