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22/07/2014
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THE GIRL SUMMIT CHARTER ON ENDING FGM AND CHILD, EARLY AND FORCED MARRIAGE!
 
No one should be forced into marriage, or made to marry while still a child. 
 
No girl or woman should have to endure the physical and psychological effects...
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01/07/2014
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We, the Representatives of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), the Council of the Baltic Sea States, the Council of Europe, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, the League of Arab States, MERCOSUR and the Latin-American and Caribbean Movement for Children (MMILAC), participating in the meeting promoted by the Special Representative of the UN Secretary General on Violence against Children (SRSG on VAC)...

CP/CG-1983/14
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21/05/2014
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THE MINISTERS OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS AND HEADS OF DELEGATION OF THE MEMBER STATES OF THE ORGANIZATION OF AMERICAN STATES (OAS) gathered in Asunción, Paraguay, at the forty-fourth regular session of the OAS General Assembly,

RECOGNIZING that violence against and exploitation of children occur everywhere and in all their forms, in all countries and societies and among all social groups, and make no distinction of...

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15/05/2014
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I. Background

The Caribbean Meeting for Follow-up to the Recommendations of the United Nations Study on Violence against Children was held in Kingston, Jamaica on 14 and 15 May 2012 to encourage more widespread dissemination of the UN Study and renewed commitments to follow up on its recommendations at sub-regional and national levels. The meeting was also meant to raise awareness about violence against...

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11/04/2014
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"We, the African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child (ACERWC), and representatives from the African Union, the Regional Economic Communities, Civil Society Organisations (CSOs), International Non-governmental Organisations (INGOs), UN agencies, and child rights experts from across Africa, present at the Day of General Discussion on “Ending Child Marriage in Africa”...
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19/03/2014
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The Council adopted the following conclusions:

"1. Recalling its Conclusions on the “Agenda for Change,” the Council notes that the promotion of human rights, democracy, the rule of law and good governance and of inclusive and sustainable growth are the two basic and mutually reinforcing pillars of the EU’s development policy. The Council reaffirms the EU’s commitment to promote all ...

A/RES/68/145
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18/12/2013
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Strengthening collaboration on child protection within the United Nations system

The General Assembly,

Reaffirming the purposes and principles of the Charter of the United Nations,

Reaffirming also the Universal Declaration of Human Rights,

Reaffirming further the Convention on the Rights of the Child and its Optional...

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02/12/2013
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The Declaration on the Elimination of Violence against Women and

Elimination of Violence against Children in Asean

ASEAN Member States, individually and/or collectively, express common resolve to eliminate violence against women and violence against children in the region through the following measures:

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COM (2013) 833
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25/11/2013
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1. INTRODUCTION

Every year, millions of women and girls worldwide have their quality of life drastically altered by female genital mutilation (FGM). The procedure involves partial or total removal of their external genitalia or other injury to their genital organs for non-medical reasons. Thousands of women and girls living in Europe are affected or at risk.

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04/11/2013
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GENERAL COMMENT NO. 1 (ARTICLE 30 OF THE AFRICAN CHARTER ON
THE RIGHTS AND WELFARE OF THE CHILD) ON:

    

 
“CHILDREN OF INCARCERATED AND...
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01/11/2013
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Child-friendly version Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the Sale of Children, Child Prostitution and Child Pornography 

Versión amigable Protocolo Facultativo de la Convención sobre los Derechos del Niño relativo a un Procedimiento de Comunicaciones

Versão amigável Protocolo Facultativo ~Convernção sobre os Direitos da Criança relativo ã Instituição de um...

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01/11/2013
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Child-friendly version Optional Protocol on the Sale of Children, Child Prostitution and Child Pornography

From the Foreword:

"Dear Reader,

Governments, organizations and people around the world are committed to ensuring the rights of the child and keeping children and young people protected from harm. Over the years, many important promises and commitments have been made at the international level to give children a...

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Doc Type: Political Declarations
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25/10/2013
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We, the delegations of the governments of Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, China, Cook Islands, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, India, Indonesia, Kiribati, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Maldives, Marshall Islands, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Niue, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka,...

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Doc Type: SRSG Reports
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18/10/2013
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INTRODUCTION

Today, more than 1 million children are deprived of their liberty worldwide,26 and countless children face violent and degrading treatment throughout the criminal justice process. In light of this dramatic situation, it is imperative to promote strategies that provide an alternative to detention and custodial sentences for children.

This report examines the potential of...

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17/10/2013
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Foreword by Ambassador Faeqa Saeed AlSaleh, Assistant Secretary General LAS

"Since the 1980s, there has been a continuous development of interest in rights of children in the Arab region. This was reinforced by the entry into force of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (1989...