On 11 March 2014, during the 25th session of the UN Human Rights Council (Palais des Nations, Geneva), the Quaker United Nations Office (QUNO) together with Belgium, Mexico,
Montenegro and Norway, organised a side event on ‘Children of Parents Sentenced to the Death Penalty or Executed: Developments, Good Practices and Next Steps’.
This publication compiles the presentations made by the panellists and offers a summary of the discussion that followed the presentations.
The side event was an opportunity to:
Panel Discussion on Violence Against Children - 31st Meeting 27th Regular Session of Human Rights Council
Panel discussion on accelerating global efforts to end violence against children
Moderator: Ms. Susan Bissell, Associate Director, Child Protection, Programme Division, United Nations Children's Fund
Opening Statement: Ms. Jane Connors, Director, Research and Right to Development Division, Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
The Declaration on the Elimination of Violence against Women and Elimination of Violence against Children in Asean
The Declaration on the Elimination of Violence against Women and
Elimination of Violence against Children in Asean
ASEAN Member States, individually and/or collectively, express common resolve to eliminate violence against women and violence against children in the region through the following measures:
1. Strengthen and, where necessary, enact or amend national legislations for the elimination of violence against women and violence against children, and to enhance the protection, services, rehabilitation, education and training, recovery and reintegration of victims/survivors;
1. We, the participants in the Pan-African Forum on the Future of Children, meeting in Cairo, Egypt from 28 – 31 May 2001, within the framework of OAU Council of Ministers decision CM/Dec. 542 (LXXII) endorsed by the 36th Session of the Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the Organization of African Unity (OAU); mandating the OAU Secretariat to develop an African Common Position, in consultation with relevant International and African institutions as well as the civil society organizations to be tabled before the UN General Assembly Special Session on Children in September 2001.
2. We acknowledge and affirm that it is the responsibility of African governments, citizens, families, civil society, regional and Sub-regional organizations and the international community to ensure that children in Africa realize their full range of rights.
Call for Accelerated Action on the Implementation of the Plan of Action Towards Africa Fit for Children
In 2007 in Cairo, the Ministers of African Union member states responsible for promoting and safeguarding the rights and welfare of children undertook a review of the “Call for Accelerated Action on the Implementation of the Plan of Action towards Africa Fit for Children.” They focused on ten priorities:
• devising an overall framework;
• enhancing life chances;
• overcoming HIV/AIDS;
• realising the right to education and protection;
• encouraging the participation of youth and children;
• spurring action at all levels;
• fostering international partnership;
• executing follow-up actions, monitoring, and a call to action.
The Caribbean Meeting for Follow-up to the Recommendations of the United Nations Study on Violence against Children was held in Kingston, Jamaica on 14 and 15 May 2012 to encourage more widespread dissemination of the UN Study and renewed commitments to follow up on its recommendations at sub-regional and national levels. The meeting was also meant to raise awareness about violence against children in the Caribbean, to promote exchange of experiences, and stimulate further progress in priority areas of concern.
The meeting was hosted by the Government of Jamaica, organized with the Global Movement for Children in Latin American and the Caribbean (GMC–LAC) in partnerships with the United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) on Violence against Children (Marta Santos País), and benefited from the support of CARICOM.
KINGSTON, Jamaica -- In a groundbreaking new report to be launched in Kingston, Jamaica, this week, prominent Caribbean leaders, including religious leaders, call for an end to corporal punishment of children in their homes and families and all settings of their lives.
The report charts progress and delay in prohibiting violent punishment of children across the Caribbean.
It follows up recommendations to prohibit all corporal punishment and other cruel and degrading punishment of children in all settings, made to governments in 2006 by the UN Secretary General’s Study on Violence against Children. The new report is published by the Global Initiative to End All Corporal Punishment of Children in collaboration with the Global Movement for Children in Latin America and the Caribbean. It will be launched at a Caribbean regional meeting following up the UN Study, being held in Kingston, Jamaica on May 14 and 15.