UN Model Strategies on the Elimination of Violence against Children in the Field of Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice - Adopted on 16 Oct 2014
United Nations Model Strategies and Practical Measures on the Elimination of Violence against Children in the Field of Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice
The General Assembly,
Recalling the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, the Convention on the Rights of the Child and all other relevant international and regional treaties,
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.
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.
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;
The General Assembly,
Reaffirming all its previous resolutions on the rights of the child in their entirety, the most recent of which is resolution 66/141 of 19 December 2011,
Emphasizing that the Convention on the Rights of the Child1 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,2 calling for their universal ratification and effective implementation, as well as that of other human rights instruments,
The present third annual report reviews key developments and initiatives undertaken at the global, regional and national levels. As the mandate completes its third year, the report provides an overview of results achieved and progress promoted in the area of the protection of children from violence, identifying efforts required to sustain and scale up achievements made, and informing a strategic future agenda.
The General Assembly,
Recalling its resolution 64/145 of 18 December 2009 and all other relevant resolutions, including the agreed conclusions of the Commission on the Status of Women, in particular those relevant to the girl child,
Recalling also 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 and the
Optional Protocols thereto,
Joint report of OHCHR, UNODC and SRSG on Violence against Children on prevention of and responses to violence against children within the juvenile justice system
Joint report of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, UNODC and the SRSG on Violence against Children on prevention of and responses to violence against child juvenile justice system
The present report, submitted pursuant to Human Rights Council resolution 18/12, builds upon the 2006 United Nations Study on Violence against Children, which remains a foundational document for the prevention and elimination of all forms of violence against children in all settings, including within the juvenile justice system. This report describes the current situation of violence against children in the juvenile justice system, identifies the risks of violence to which children are exposed and analyses the systemic factors which contribute to violence. It provides a number of recommended strategies to prevent and respond to violence against children in the juvenile justice system.
"Elimination of violence against children
12. Reaffirms paragraphs 27 to 32 of its resolution 63/241 and paragraphs 47 to 62 of its resolution 62/141 of 18 December 2007, on the theme of elimination of violence against children, condemns all forms of violence against children, and urges all States to implement the measures set out in paragraph 27 of its resolution 63/241;
13. Urges States to take, or strengthen, as appropriate, legislative and other measures to effectively prevent, prohibit and eliminate all forms of violence against children, in all settings;