OHCHR Thematic reports on children’s rights

In its resolution 7/29 on the Rights of the Child adopted in March 2008, the Human Rights Council affirmed “its commitment to effectively integrate the rights of the child in its work and that of its mechanisms in a regular, systematic and transparent manner, taking into account specific needs of boys and girls”. It also decided “to incorporate into its programme of work sufficient time, at a minimum an annual full-day meeting, to discuss different specific themes on the rights of the child, including the identification of challenges in the realization of the rights of the child, as well as measures and best practices that can be adopted by States and other stakeholders, and to assess the effective integration of the rights of the child it its work, beginning in 2009”.

Since the adoption of resolution 7/29 the Human Rights Council has held a number of thematic discussions on children’s rights issues and requested OHCHR to prepare studies, reports and summary reports for consideration. This includes the following: