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15/06/2016
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The Guidelines are the result of an in-depth reflexion by a Global Interagency Working Group on the words used to refer to some of the worst violations of children’s dignity and sexual integrity. Their aim is to build consensus on key concepts in order to strengthen the effectiveness of the action taken to protect children from these forms of violence. 

(From ECPAT website) Words matter because they affect how we...

A/HRC/31-L.9-Rev.1
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23/03/2016
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The Human Rights Council,

Emphasizing that the Convention on the Rights of the Child constitutes the standard in the promotion and protection of the rights of the child, bearing in mind the importance of the Optional Protocols to the Convention, and calling for their universal ratification and effective implementation, as well as that of other relevant human rights instruments, Recalling all previous resolutions on the rights of the...

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17/03/2016
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WE AGREE TO IMPLEMENT THE COMMITMENT TO THE ELIMINATION OF ALL FORMS OF VIOLENCE AGAINST CHILDREN IN ASEAN MEMBER STATES

WE, the ASEAN Commission on the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Women and Children (ACWC), on the occasion of the 12th ACWC Meeting;

UPHOLDING the goals, purposes and principles of ASEAN as enshrined in the ASEAN Charter, ASEAN Community Vision 2025, and Blueprints 2025 of the ASEAN Political-...

A/C.3/70/L.28/Rev.1
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18/11/2015
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Rights of the child

The General Assembly,

III Right to education

37. Reaffirms that education is a fundamental human right, a basis for guaranteeing the realization of other human rights and is essential for sustainable development and the promotion of peace and tolerance, as well as key to achieving full employment and poverty eradication;
 
38. Reaffirms the human...
A/70/265
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03/08/2015
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The present report assesses the steps taken in 2014 to achieve a world fit for children, highlighting the gaps in achievement as well as the strategic shifts necessary to achieve the unmet goals.
The report has been prepared in response to General Assembly resolution S-27/2, adopted at the twenty-seventh special session in 2002, and resolutions 58/282 and 61/272, in which the Assembly...
A/70/222
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31/07/2015
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The present report is submitted pursuant to General Assembly resolution 69/157. The Special Rapporteur, Maud de Boer-Buquicchio, describes the activities undertaken in relation to the discharge of her mandate since her previous report to the Assembly (A/69/262).
 
She also provides a study containing an analysis of the effects of the sale and sexual exploitation of...
A/HRC/29/31
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27/05/2015
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In the present report, the Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights focuses on the relationship between extreme poverty and extreme inequality and argues that a human rights framework is critical in addressing extreme inequality.

In the report, the Special Rapporteur provides an overview of the widening economic and social inequalities around the world; illustrates how such inequalities...

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18/05/2015
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This report is the result of an extensive desk review of existing data sources on violence against women and children in the Pacific. 

This publication also acknowledges the courageous testimony of the women who took part in the VAW prevalence research and the research teams that completed the studies....

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06/05/2015
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Each year hundreds of thousands of children across the EU are involved in legal proceedings. Justice systems need to do...
A/HRC/29/23
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04/05/2015
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 The present report is submitted to the Human Rights Council pursuant to its resolution 27/32, in which the Council requested the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights to update the report of the Office of the High Commission on violence and discrimination against individuals based on their sexual orientation and gender identity (A/HRC/19/41).
 
A/HRC/29/33
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02/04/2015
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In the present report, submitted pursuant to Council resolution 24/6, the Special Rapporteur provides a brief account of his activities since he took office in August 2014.

The main focus of the report is on the work of the mandate of the Special Rapporteur on the right to health, focusing on the right to health framework, and the development of the contours and content of the right to health. He then reflects on how...

A/HRC/29/33
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02/04/2015
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In the present report, submitted pursuant to Council resolution 24/6, the Special Rapporteur provides a brief account of his activities since he took office in August 2014.

The main focus of the report is on the work of the mandate of the Special Rapporteur on the right to health, focusing on the right to health framework, and the development of the contours and content of the right to health. He then reflects on how he...

A/HRC/RES/28/6
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31/03/2015
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Independent Expert on the enjoyment of human rights by persons with albinism

 

The Human Rights Council,

Guided by the purposes and principles of the Charter of the United Nations,

Guided also by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and recalling relevant international human rights treaties, including the...

A/HRC/29/38
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31/03/2015
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In the present report, the Special Rapporteur outlines her vision of the mandate and the working methods she intends to use, drawing on the work and experience of her predecessors, in the hope of making progress in implementing the mandate entrusted to her by the Human Rights Council in its resolution 26/8.

In section II, the Special Rapporteur provides an account of her activities since her appointment. In section III,...

A/HRC/29/20
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27/03/2015
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The present report is submitted pursuant to Human Rights Council resolution 27/22 on intensifying global efforts and sharing good practices to effectively eliminate female genital mutilation. Following a brief overview of issues related to that practice and the applicable legal framework, the report contains a summary of some of the initiatives undertaken by...