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A/RES/64/142
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24/02/2010
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Guidelines for the Alternative Care of Children

I. Purpose

1. The present Guidelines are intended to enhance the implementation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child and of relevant provisions of other international instruments regarding the protection and well-being of children who are deprived of parental care or who are at risk of being so.

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A/HRC/WG.7/1/CRP.7
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14/12/2009
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" 3 - A communications procedure to further consolidate the protection of children’s rights

I warmly welcome the opportunity to support the consolidation of existing children’s rights standards, and feel inspired by the prospective of putting in place a truly child sensitive communications procedure, shaped by the principles and provisions of the Convention and...

A/HRC/WG.7/1/CRP.7
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14/12/2009
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" 3 - A communications procedure to further consolidate the protection of children’s rights

I warmly welcome the opportunity to support the consolidation of existing children’s rights standards, and feel inspired by the prospective of putting in place a truly child sensitive communications procedure, shaped by the principles and provisions of the...

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27/11/2009
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In November 2009, the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe (representing its 47 member states) adopted a recommendation containing the guidelines. It is the Council of Europe’s wish that this text and the process leading to its adoption inspire the development of national strategies both in Europe and outside the European region.

En noviembre del 2009, el Comité de Ministros del Consejo de Europa (...

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24/11/2009
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The Cairo Conference was held to commemorate the 20th anniversaryof the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), which coincides with the 20th anniversary of Egypt’s National Council on Childhood and Motherhood, the national body mandated to coordinate and monitor the realization of the rights of the child in Egypt. The Conference was organised by the Ministry of State for Family and Population of Egypt and co-sponsored by the...

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04/11/2009
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Introduction
 
The First World Congress on Restorative Juvenile Justice was organised by the Foundation Terre des hommes (Lausanne), in cooperation with the Public Prosecutor of Peru, the Pontificia Universidad Católica of Perú and the Association Encuentros-Casa de la Juventud and was held in Lima from 4-7 November 2009. About 1000...
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14/05/2009
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On 17 November 2010, the Child Online Protection (COP) Global Initiative was launched by the new Patron of COP, H.E. Laura Chinchilla, President of Costa Rica, and ITU Secretary- General, Hamadoun Touré in San José, Costa Rica.

The COP Global Initiative aims to shift COP Guidelines, developed by ITU and partners from industry, civil society, governments, UN agencies and other stakeholders, into concrete activities by leveraging the...

HR/PUB/07/1
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01/01/2009
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Foreword by Louise Arbour,
United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
 
The adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights sixty years ago ushered in an era of prolific standard-setting in the field of international human rights law. As of 2007, universal human rights...
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28/11/2008
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Preamble

We, participants at the World Congress III against Sexual Exploitation of Children and Adolescents, representing governments, inter-governmental and non-governmental organizations, human rights
institutions, ombudspersons, the private sector, law enforcement and legal community, religious leaders, parliamentarians, researchers and...

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27/11/2008
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One of the objectives of the high-level conference “Building a Europe for and with children: towards a strategy for 2009-2011” (Stockholm, 8-10 September 2008) was to discuss the Council of Europe's future priorities in the fi eld of children’s rights. Following the thematic discussion held at the Ministers’ Deputies’ meeting on 18 June 2008, a document outlining the draft elements of the future Council of...

COM(2008) 55 final
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05/02/2008
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COMMUNICATION FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE COUNCIL, THE
EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT, THE EUROPEAN ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL
COMMITTEE AND THE COMMITTEE OF THE REGIONS
A Special Place for Children in EU External Action

1. INTRODUCTION

The European Union is firmly committed to promoting children’s rights and responding to  their basic needs as an integral...

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10/12/2007
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The Council welcomes and adopts the EU Guidelines on the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of the Child (including the implementation strategy). The Guidelines will be an integral part of the process of further strengthening the European Union’s human rights policy in external relations. The Council notes that, together with the 2003 Guidelines on Children and Armed Conflict which will continue to guide EU actions in that specific...

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10/12/2007
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The Convention on the Rights of the Child is the most widely ratified human rights treaty in history. In conjunction with its two Optional Protocols it contains a comprehensive set of legally binding international standards for the promotion and protection of children’s rights. Together with other international and regional standards on the rights of the child, including those adopted by the Council of Europe, these instruments provide...

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28/08/2007
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As representatives of various religious communities gathered at the Religions for Peace VIII World Assembly in Kyoto, Japan, we are committed to confront the reality of violence that affects children in our societies. We offer our support to mobilizing the international community through the United Nations Study on Violence against Children to address these critical issues, and we are ready to work in partnership...

CRC/C/GC/8
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02/03/2007
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OBJECTIVES

  1. Following its two days of general discussion on violence against children, held in 2000 and 2001, the Committee on the Rights of the Child resolved to issue a series of general comments concerning eliminating violence against children, of which this is the first. The Committee aims to guide States parties in understanding the provisions of the Convention concerning the protection of children against all forms of...