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Key Document
SRSG Reports
English
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...

Key Document
SRSG Reports
English
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 ...

A/69/264
Key Document
SRSG Reports
English, Español, Français, Русский, العربية, 中文
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.
A/HRC/27/26
Key Document
UN Documents
English
27/07/2014
Care and justice systems

Summary

The present report is submitted pursuant to Human Rights Council decision 22/117. It provides a summary of the high-level discussion on the question of the death penalty held on 5 March 2014 at the twenty-fifth session of the Council. The aim of the panel discussion was (a) the exchange of views on advances, best practices and challenges relating to the abolition of the death penalty and to the...

A/HRC/27/34
Key Document
UN Documents
English
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...

A/HRC/27/23
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UN Documents
English
10/07/2014
Care and justice systems

Summary

Pursuant to Human Rights Council decision 18/117, the present report is submitted in order to update previous reports on the question of the death penalty. The report confirms that the trend towards the universal abolition of the death penalty is continuing. However, numerous concerns remain with regard to the lack of respect for international human rights norms and...

A/HRC/27/37
Key Document
UN Documents
English
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...

A/HRC/27/31
Key Document
UN Documents
English
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-...

A/HRC/26/L7
Key Document
UN Documents
English
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...

A/HRC/27/25
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UN Documents
English, Español, Français, العربية
18/06/2014
Care and justice systems

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...

A/HRC/27/22
Key Document
UN Documents
English, Español, Français, العربية, 中文
17/06/2014

Summary

The present report contains an overview of the global rates of birth registration, a universal human right recognized in a number of international instruments. It considers the consequences and impact of non-registration on human rights, particularly since the right to be registered at birth is closely linked to the realization of many other rights, such as the right...

A/RES/68/273
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UN Documents
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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...
E/2014/30 E/CN.15/2014/20
Key Document
UN Documents
English
16/05/2014

Annex
United Nations Model Strategies and Practical Measures on the Elimination of Violence against Children in the Field of Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice

Introduction

1. The United Nations Model Strategies and Practical Measures on the Elimination of Violence against Children in the Field of Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice have been prepared to help...

E/CN.15/2014/L.12/Rev.1
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UN Documents
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15/05/2014
Care and justice systems

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...

A/HRC/RES/25/10
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UN Documents
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14/04/2014

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...