UN Resolution on Ending Violence against Children: A Global Call to Make the Invisible Visible


The Human Rights Council,

Guided by the Charter of the United Nations, and reaffirming the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the International Covenants on Human Rights and other relevant international human rights instruments,

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 Optional Protocols thereto on the involvement of children in armed conflict and on the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography, and reaffirming its provisions, purposes and principles, in particular its article 19, and the obligations of State parties thereto,

Resolution on the Girl Child - United Nations General Assembly (68th Session)


The General Assembly,

Reaffirming its resolution 66/140 of 19 December 2011 and all relevant resolutions on the girl child, and recalling the agreed conclusions of the Commission on the Status of Women, in particular those relevant to the girl child,

Recalling all human rights and other instruments relevant to the rights of the child, in particular the girl child, including the Convention on the Rights of the Child,the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women,the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, the Optional Protocols thereto and the Convention on Consent to Marriage, Minimum Age for Marriage and Registration of Marriages,

Resolution on the Rights of the Child - United Nations General Assembly (68th Session)

Resolution adopted by the General Assembly on 18 December 2013 
[on the report of the Third Committee (A/68/452 and Corr.1)] 
68/147. Rights of the child 
The General Assembly, 
Reaffirming all its previous resolutions on the rights of the child in their entirety, the most recent of which is resolution 67/152 of 20 December 2012, 

Toward a World Free from Violence - Global Survey on Violence against Children (booklet)

The Global Survey is the first comprehensive assessment of progress in preventing and eliminating violence against children since the groundbreaking 2006 UN Study on Violence against Children. The Global Survey was informed by national reports received from more than 100 governments, as well as inputs from regional organizations and institutions, the UN, civil society, children and young people. 

Annual Report to the Human Rights Council - 2014




The present annual report contains a review of key developments and initiatives promoted by the Special Representative to accelerate progress in children’s protection from violence, and identifies efforts required for sustaining and scaling up achievements made.

I. Mandate and strategic priorities

1. The mandate of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Violence against Children was established by the General Assembly in its resolution 62/141 and renewed for a further period of three years by the Assembly in its resolution 67/152.

Toward a World Free from Violence- Global Survey on Violence against Children



New York, 17 October 2013


Ban Ki-moon

Freedom from fear and violence, and respect for the dignity and inalienable rights of all members of the human family, lie at the heart of the United Nations agenda. These values are the very foundation of cohesive and prosperous societies.

Annual Report to the General Assembly - 2013




The SRSG annual report to the General Assembly marks the start of a new phase. It builds upon progress achieved and lessons learned in advancing implementation of the recommendations of the United Nations study on violence against children and it takes into account the priorities identified by the Special Representative for the second term of her mandate, namely: mainstreaming children’s protection from violence in the national policy agenda; addressing emerging concerns; tackling violence across children’s life cycles, with priority attention to the most vulnerable children; and promoting children’s protection from violence as a priority in the post-2015 global development agenda.



Resolution on the Rights of the Child - Human Rights Council (19th Session)


Freedom from violence

24. Encourages States to implement the recommendations made in the United Nations study on violence against children, building upon the follow-up process promoted  by the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on violence against children, urging  them to prioritize prevention in order to address the serious incidence and long-term impact  of all forms of violence against children perpetrated throughout the world, in their homes  and families, in schools and other education centres, in care and justice systems,
workplaces and in communities;