Key Recommendations for the 2019 UNGA Resolution on the Rights of the Child with a focus on children without parental care

A global coalition of 256 organisations, networks, and agencies working at national, regional and international levels on children's care worked together to propose to Member States a set of Key Recommendations to be included in the 2019 United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) Resolution on the Rights of the Child to address key challenges and opportunities in implementing the rights of children without parental care. The Key Recommendations underlined commitments made by UN Member States and suggested measures and actions needed to move their implementation forward. 

The Resolution on the Rights of the Child, formally adopted by the UNGA on 18 December 2019, includes many of the recommendations made and reflects a global commitment to strengthen children’s care in their families, prevent unnecessary separation by addressing its root causes, put an end to child institutionalization by progressively replacing it with family and community based care and address some of the drivers supporting it, including orphanage volunteering.

The Key Recommendations are available in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian, and Spanish below. Please note that the English is the original version.

Arabic Version
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Chinese Version
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English Version
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French Version
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Russian Version
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Spanish Version
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