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OHCHR Study on children working and/or living on the street


Human Rights Council resolution 16/12

Boys burn papers on a street in Dili, Timor-Leste’s capital © UNICEF/Jim HolmesIn its resolution 16/12 adopted on 24 March 2011 the Human Rights Council invites the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights to conduct a study on challenges, lessons learnt and best practices in a holistic, child rights and gender-based based approach to protect and promote the rights of children working and/or living on the street, including practices in the collection of disaggregated data and experiences on access to child friendly counselling, complaint and reporting mechanisms to protect the rights of children living and/or working on the streets.

The resolution requests that the study be conducted in close collaboration with relevant stakeholders, including States, UNICEF and other United Nations bodies and agencies, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Violence against children, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for children and armed conflict, the Special Rapporteur on the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography and other relevant special procedures mandate holders, regional organisations, civil society, national human rights institutions and children themselves and to present it to the March 2012 session of the Human Rights Council.

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Publication on the protection and promotion of the rights of children working and/or living on the streetPublication on the protection and promotion of the rights of children working and/or living on the street