Report of the expert workshop on strategies and initiatives to address child, early and forced marriage


Published
24 March 2017
Author
United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
Presented
To the Human Rights Council at its 35th session

Summary

The present report is submitted pursuant to Human Rights Council resolution 29/8 on strengthening efforts to prevent and eliminate child, early and forced marriage. In that resolution, the Council requested the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights to organize an expert workshop to review and discuss the impact of existing strategies and initiatives to address child, early and forced marriage and to make recommendations for further action by States and the international community towards the full implementation of human rights obligations in that regard. The present report contains a summary of the discussions that took place during the expert workshop, which took place in Geneva on 21 and 22 October 2016.

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