Colombo Declaration: South Asia Call for Action On Ending Violence against Children

30/05/2012

South Asia Call for Action On Ending Violence against Children

We, the participants at the South Asia Follow Up Regional Consultation on the UN Study on Violence against Children, representatives from governments, non-governmental and other civil society organizations, regional and international organizations, and children, have gathered in Colombo, Sri Lanka, on 28 to 30 May 2012, to take stock of progress made since the Regional Consultation on Violence Against Children in South Asia, Islamabad, Pakistan, 19-21 May 2005 and the endorsement of the UN Study on Violence against Children by the General Assembly in 2006, in order to strengthen measures and processes aimed at ending violence against all children in all settings.

Acknowledging SAIEVAC as an apex body of SAARC;