Annual Report to the General Assembly - 2013

A/68/274
06/08/2013

Summary

 

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.

 


 

I. Mandate and strategic priorities

1. The mandate of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Violence against Children was established by the General Assembly in its resolution 62/141. The Special Representative assumed her position in September 2009 (as noted in document A/HRC/13/46).

2. In its resolution 67/152 of 20 December 2012, the General Assembly recommended that the Secretary-General extend the mandate of the Special Representative for a further period of three years, and decided that for the effective performance of the mandate and the sustainability of its core activities, the mandate
should be funded from the regular budget starting from the biennium 2014-2015.

3. The present report marks the start of a new phase. It builds upon progress achieved and lessons learned in the first three years in advancing implementation of the strategic recommendations of the United Nations study on violence against children (hereinafter referred to as “the study”) (see A/61/299 and A/62/209); and it takes into account the priorities identified by the Special Representative for the second term of her mandate (see A/67/230, paras. 100-110). These include mainstreaming the recommendations of the study 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 development agenda.