Resolution 11/7. Guidelines for the Alternative Care of Children

UN Human Rights Council

In August 2006, in Brasilia, the Brazilian government hosted an inter-governmental meeting of over 40 technical experts to further refine and strengthen the guidelines. As a result of this meeting, a 15-country "Group of Friends" — led by the Government of Brazil — was established to host a series of intergovernmental consultations to further strengthen the guidelines. These consultations culminated in a resolution of the Human Rights Council in June 2009 to submit the "Guidelines for the Alternative Care of Children" to the UNGA with a view to their adoption in November 2009.

This resolution was submitted by the Human Rights Council to the General Assembly on 17 June 2019 for consideration with a view to the adoption of the Guidelines on the twentieth anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child.