Doha Declaration and Recommendations

04/06/2012

Doha Declaration

In cooperation and coordination between:
- The League of Arab States (LAS),
- The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General on Violence against Children,
- The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights,
- United Nations Children’s Fund Regional Office for the Middle-East and North Africa,
- The Supreme Council for Family Affairs in Qatar, hosting the event,

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Participants emphasized the importance of the following:

-            Welcoming the adoption of the third Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on a communications procedure by the General Assembly of the United Nations, which provides the base for effective actions against child rights violations;

-            Taking the necessary steps to ratify the third Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on a communications procedure;

-            Launching comprehensive dialogue at the national level to promote the ratification of the third Optional Protocol and foster its translation into child protection measures;

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