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Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on a communications procedure

A/RES/66/138
09/06/2011

The General Assembly,

Taking note with appreciation of the adoption by the Human Rights Council, through its resolution 17/18 of 17 June 2011, 1 of the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on a communications procedure,

1. Adopts the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on a communications procedure as contained in the annex to the present resolution;

2. Recommends that the Optional Protocol be opened for signature at a signing ceremony to be held in 2012, and requests the Secretary-General and the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights to provide the necessary assistance.

 

Rules of Procedure of the optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on a Communications Procedure
 

UN Resolution Strengthening collaboration on child protection within the United Nations system (A/RES/66/139)

A/RES/66/139
17/11/2011

Strengthening collaboration on child protection within the United Nations system

The General Assembly,

Reaffirming the purposes and principles of the Charter of the United Nations,

Recalling the Convention on the Rights of the Child and its Optional Protocols,and reaffirming all its previous resolutions on the rights of the child,

Recognizing the primary role and responsibility of the State in the promotion and protection of the rights of the child, including child protection, bearing in mind the importance of relevant actors of the United Nations supporting the State in this regard, (...)

Annual Report to the General Assembly - 2011

A/66/227
02/08/2011

Summary

This second annual report of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Violence against Children is submitted to the General Assembly in accordance with its resolution 65/197. It is guided by the report of the independent expert for the United Nations study on violence against children (A/61/299) and builds upon the vision and the priority areas identified by the Special Representative in her initial report (A/65/292).

The present report complements the annual report of the Special Representative to the Human Rights Council (A/HRC/16/54) and reviews key developments and initiatives promoted to advance progress in the follow-up to the study at the global, regional and national levels, institutionalize regional governance structures and strengthen strategic alliances to speed up global progress towards a world free from violence.

UN Resolution on the Rights of the Child (A/RES/64/146)

A/RES/64/146
03/03/2010

General Assembly Resolution 64/146 welcomes the appointment of the Special Representative of the Secretary General on Violence against Children

Annual Report to the Human Rights Council - 2010

A/HRC/13/46
03/02/2010

This report of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Violence against Children is submitted to the Human Rights Council in accordance with General Assembly resolution 64/146.

Ms. Santos Pais assumed her position on 1 September 2009. In this preliminary report, she recalls the history leading up to the establishment of the position of the Special Representative, and the scope of the mandate, as defined by General Assembly resolution 62/141. She outlines her vision and 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 (A/61/299).

Annual Report to the Human Rights Council - 2011

A/HRC/16/54
28/02/2011

Summary

The Special Representative of the Secretary-General on violence against children hereby submits her second report to the Human Rights Council in accordance with General Assembly resolution 65/197.

In the report, the Special Representative is guided by the United Nations study on violence against children (A/61/299) and builds upon the vision and priority areas of work identified in her initial report (A/HRC/13/46).

Joint report of the Special Rapporteur on the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography and the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Violence against Children

A/HRC/16/56
07/03/2011

The present report is submitted pursuant to Human Rights Council resolution 13/20 entitled “Rights of the child: the fight against sexual violence against children”. It provides an overview of accessible and child-sensitive counselling, complaint and reporting mechanisms to address incidents of violence, including sexual violence and exploitation, and draws attention to positive developments and persisting challenges. The report also highlights legal obligations, roles and responsibilities of State institutions and other key stakeholders, and makes recommendations for the strengthening of these mechanisms to safeguard children’s right to freedom from all forms of violence.