Publications

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UN Guidelines for the Alternative Care of Children

UN General Assembly A/RES/64/14223 Feb 2010

The Guidelines for the Alternative Care of Children were endorsed by the United Nations General Assembly on 20 November 2009. They are intended to enhance the implementation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child. 

They are designed for wide dissemination among all sectors directly or indirectly concerned with issues relating to alternative care, and seek in particular:

(a) To support efforts to keep children in, or return them to, the care of their family or, failing this, to find another appropriate and permanent solution, including adoption and kafala of Islamic law;
(b) To ensure that, while such permanent solutions are being sought, or in cases where they are not possible or are not in the best interests of the child, the most suitable forms of alternative care are identified and provided, under conditions that promote the child’s full and harmonious development;
(c) To assist and encourage Governments to better implement their responsibilities and obligations in these respects, bearing in mind the economic, social and cultural conditions prevailing in each State; and
(d) To guide policies, decisions and activities of all concerned with social protection and child welfare in both the public and the private sectors, including civil society.

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The participation of children and adolescents and the eradication of violence against childhood and adolescence

Final statement of the International Seminar "Participation of children and adolescents in the eradication of violence against children," Asunción, Paraguay, 30 May 2018

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A national health crisis: Maternal deaths in Papua New Guinea

A National Health Crisis: Maternal Deaths in Papua New Guinea, published by ChildFund Australia reveals that PNG is one of the world’s most dangerous places to be a mother, where 1 in 120 women are losing their lives during pregnancy in PNG, compared to 1 in 9,000 in Australia.

The report states that the risk of maternal death is 35 times greater in Papua New Guinea than in Australia, and more than half of women in PNG have no choice but to give birth at home, due to the extreme shortage of hospitals, clinics and healthcare workers. In rural areas, rates are even higher.

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Verksamhetsberättelse Och Årsredovisning 2017 (Barnfonden)

Barnfonden 2017 annual report

Alliance member Barnfonden reports on its activities for 2017.

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ChildFund International Annual Report 2017

ChildFund Alliance brochure (2018) thumbnail

ChildFund Alliance brochure (2018)

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Pass It Back Newsletter #2

ChildFund's Pass It Back project teaches children life skills through the sport of rugby.
End Violence Solutions Summit: Statement by Marta Santos Pais, SRSG on Violence against Children thumbnail

End Violence Solutions Summit: Statement by Marta Santos Pais, SRSG on Violence against Children

Call to action for attendees to the Agenda 2030 for Children: End Violence Solutions Summit thumbnail

Call to action for attendees to the Agenda 2030 for Children: End Violence Solutions Summit

Stockholm, Sweden: 14-15 February 2018

On 14th February, the Government of Sweden together with the Global Partnership to End Violence Against Children, and We PROTECT Global Alliance, will host Agenda 2030 for Children: End Violence Solutions Summit. The Summit will bring together governments, the UN, civil society, the private sector, foundation partners, academics and children themselves. Together, participants will raise awareness about the vital importance of children’s protection from violence; increase commitments to end violence against children; showcase solutions from around the world, such as the INSPIRE framework and the Model National Response; celebrate pathfinding countries’ successes; and encourage new partners to join the global movement to end violence against children.
UN Secretary-General Must List All Perpetrators of Children’s  Rights Violations in War thumbnail

UN Secretary-General Must List All Perpetrators of Children’s Rights Violations in War

An open letter to the UN Secretary-General