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Special Rapporteur on the Sale of Children, Child Prostitution and Child Pornography.

Publisher UN Commission on Human Rights
Author UN Commission on Human Rights (48th sess. : 1992 : Geneva)
Publication Date 5 March 1992
Citation / Document Symbol E/CN.4/RES/1992/76
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1992/76.
Special Rapporteur on the sale of children, child Prostitution and child pornography

The Commission on Human Rights,

Recalling its resolution 1990/68 of 7 March 1990, by which it decided to appoint a special rapporteur to consider matters relating to the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography,

Recalling also Economic and Social Council decision 1990/240 of 25 May 1990, by which the Council decided to request the Chairman of the Commission to appoint for a period of two years a special rapporteur to consider matters relating to the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography, including the problem of adoption of children for commercial purposes,

Taking note of Sub-Commission on Prevention of Discrimination and Protection of Minorities resolution 1991/34 of 29 August 1991 on the report of its Working Group on Contemporary Forms of Slavery on its sixteenth session (E/CN.4/Sub.2/1991/41 and Corr.1),

Taking note also of Sub-Commission decision 1991/113 of 29 August 1991, in which the Sub-Commission decided to transmit to the Commission the draft programme of action for the prevention of the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography annexed to the report of the Working Group,

Recalling the wide ratification of and accession to the Convention on the Rights of the Child and the meaningful role it can play in ensuring an effective protection of the rights of children,

Deeply concerned, however, about the persistence of situations of the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography in many parts of the world,

Recognizing the need for a continuing exchange of information between the various mechanisms and bodies entrusted with the task of preventing and combating situations of the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography.

Recognizing also the need to build a network of contacts at both the national and international levels, including the governmental and non-governmental spheres,

Having considered the report of the Special Rapporteur on the sale of children (E/CN.4/1992/55 and Add.1) and the conclusions and recommendations contained therein,

1. Welcomes the report of the Special Rapporteur on the sale of children;

2. Endorses the conclusions and recommendations of the Special Rapporteur concerning the strengthening of preventive strategies to tackle the root causes of the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography;

3. Stresses the need for an effective multidisciplinary approach, both at the international and national levels;

4. Recognizes the important role specialized agencies, non-governmental organizations and the community at large can play in order to ensure a greater awareness and more effective action in preventing situations of the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography, including by the dissemination of information and the teaching of children's rights;

5. Emphasizes the importance of ensuring the training on children's rights of those who are involved in actions concerning children, in particular the judiciary and law enforcement officials, and draws the attention of interested Governments to the possibilities offered in this connection by the United Nations programme of advisory services in the field of human rights;

6. Reaffirms the need for establishing and ensuring the implementation of n legal framework aimed at effectively protecting children's rights, as well as at providing appropriate remedies for children whose rights have been violated;

7. Encourages the establishment of bodies and institutions, both governmental and non-governmental, acting on behalf of the child in light of his or her best interests;

8. Endorses the recommendation of the Special Rapporteur that States should establish a national focal point to coordinate action on children's rights, including in the field of the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography;

9. Takes-note with appreciation of the information provided by the Special Rapporteur on these areas as well as on the methods of work he has established;

10. Decides to extend the mandate of the Special Rapporteur for three years, while maintaining the annual reporting cycle, in order to enable him to submit further conclusions and recommendations to the Commission;

11. Requests the Special Rapporteur, in carrying out his mandate, to continue to seek and receive credible and reliable information from Governments, specialized agencies and intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations;

12. Also requests the Special Rapporteur, within the framework of his mandate, to pay particular attention to areas which are still insufficiently documented and to set priorities of short and medium term in his recommendations to the Commission;

13. Invites the Special Rapporteur to cooperate closely with the Committee on the Rights of the Child and the Working Group on Contemporary Forms of Slavery and other competent United Nations bodies dealing with questions covered by his mandate and to this effect invites him to participate at the next session of that Working Group;

14. Appeals to all Governments to cooperate with and assist the Special Rapporteur in the performance of his tasks and to furnish all information requested;

15. Expresses its thanks to the Governments which have invited the Special Rapporteur to visit their countries and asks them to give all necessary attention to his recommendations and to inform him of any action taken thereon;

16. Requests the Secretary-General to provide all necessary assistance to the Special Rapporteur in order to enable him to submit his report to the Commission at its forty-ninth session.

55th meeting
5 March 1992
[Adopted without a vote. See chap. XXII.]

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