At its sixty-fifth session, the General Assembly requested the Secretary-General to submit a report on the rights of the child containing information on the status of the CRC and the issues addressed in the resolution on the rights of the child, with a focus on the rights of children with disabilities.
Focus of the report
· Non-discrimination and equality
Including institutional arrangements for children with disabilities and how these need to be reinforced; remedies in case of violations; awareness-raising and educational campaign; girls with disabilities.
· Child Protection:
Including sexual (and other) violence against children with disabilities; children with disabilities in mainstream child protection systems and services; deinstitutionalisation of children with disabilities; birth registration; Protection from forced sterilization; Children with high level support needs, including, when needed, the right to have a personal assistant; Strengthening national institutions' protection framework/data collection/accountability
· Education/Early Childhood Development:
Including inclusive education and early identification and early intervention
Including access of children with disabilities to prevention and intervention (with support to families)/immunization, water and sanitation, primary health care; access to reproductive services for adolescents with disabilities; HIV and AIDS; social protection systems.
· Emergencies/Humanitarian Action:
Including children with disabilities in refugee situations and other emergency situations.
· Crosscutting issues:
Including inclusion of children with disabilities in MDGs priorities and the Equity Agenda; data collection/M&E instruments for mainstreaming; participation of children and adolescents with disabilities;
Make a contribution
Interested organizations and individuals are invited to submit a contribution (max. 3 pages plus attachments) in electronic format (preferably WORD) on the above mentioned issues or other issues related to children with disabilities, by 20 May 2011.
Where to send Contribution
Please send your contributions, preferably in English or French, to:
Rosangela Berman Bieler
Senior Adviser on Children with Disabilities
Gender, Rights and Civic Engagement Section
Division of Policy & Practice
Human Rights Specialist, Gender and Rights Unit
Division of Policy and Practice
Previous Publication (general) items
- 11/05/2011: In Their Words: Perspectives of Armed Non-State Actors on the Protection of Children from the Effects of Armed Conflict
- 10/05/2011: AFRICA: Fourth Forum on the African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child
- 05/05/2011: GLOBAL: Children's Rights and Business Principles Initiative
- 05/05/2011: VIOLENCE: "Stopping Violence in Schools - A Guide for Teachers"
- 05/05/2011: ARMED CONFLICT: “An Uncertain Future? Children and Armed Conflict in the Central African Republic”
Organisation Contact Details:
Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
Civil Society Section
Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights
Palais Wilson, Office 2-031
Tel: Tel. +41-(0)22-917-9230
Email: Email: email@example.com
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