English

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,

International Albinism Awareness Day (A/HRC/26/L7)

A/HRC/26/L7
20/06/2014

26/…  International Albinism Awareness Day

       The Human Rights Council,

Recallingits resolutions 23/13 of 13 June 2013, on attacks and discrimination against persons with albinism, and 24/33 of 27 September 2013, on technical cooperation for the prevention of attacks against persons with albinism,

Taking noteof the preliminary report on persons with albinism submitted by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights to the Human Rights Council at its twenty-fourth session,[1]

Taking notealso of resolution 263 of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights on the prevention of attacks and discrimination against persons with albinism, adopted on 5 November 2013,

High-level meeting of the General Assembly on the twenty-fifth anniversary of the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child

A/RES/68/273
20/05/2014
The General Assembly,
 
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, calling for their universal ratification and effective implementation, as well as that of other human rights instruments, 
 

The right to privacy in the digital age - Report of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

A/HRC/27/37
30/06/2014

Summary

In its resolution 68/167, the General Assembly requested the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights to submit a report on the protection and promotion of the right to privacy in the context of domestic and extraterritorial surveillance and/or the interception of digital communications and the collection of personal data, including on a mass scale, to the Human Rights Council at its twenty-seventh session and to the General Assembly at its sixty-ninth session, with views and recommendations, to be considered by Member States. The present report is submitted pursuant to that request. The Office of the High Commissioner will also submit the report to the General Assembly at its sixty-ninth session, pursuant to the request of the Assembly.

Summary report on the full-day meeting on access to justice for children - Report of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

A/HRC/27/25
18/06/2014

Summary

The present report is submitted pursuant to Human Rights Council resolutions 22/32 and resolution 25/6, in which the Council requested the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights to prepare a summary of the full-day meeting on the rights of the child. The report contains a summary of the discussions held on 13 March 2014 during the annual full-day meeting, the theme of which was access to justice for children.