A/HRC/RES/19/37

United Nations

General Assembly

Distr.: General
19 April 2012
Original: English

Human Rights Council
Nineteenth session
Agenda item 3
Promotion and protection of all human rights, civil,
political, economic, social and cultural rights,
including the right to development
Resolution adopted by the Human Rights Council*

19/37
Rights of the child
The Human Rights Council,
Emphasizing that the Convention on the Rights of the Child constitutes the standard
in the promotion and protection of the rights of the child, and bearing in mind the
importance of the Optional Protocols to the Convention, as well as other human rights
instruments,
Reaffirming all previous resolutions on the rights of the child of the Commission on
Human Rights, the Human Rights Council and the General Assembly, the most recent being
Council resolutions 7/29 of 28 March 2008, 10/14 of 26 March 2009, 13/20 of 26 March
2010 and 16/12 of 24 March 2011, and Assembly resolution 66/141 of 19 December 2011,
Welcoming the reports of the Secretary-General on the status of the Convention on
the Rights of the Child,1 on the follow-up to the special session of the General Assembly on
children2 and on the girl child,3
Taking note with appreciation of the report of the Special Representative of the
Secretary-General on violence against children, 4 the report of the Special Representative of
the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict,5 and the reports of the Special
Rapporteur on the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography,6

* The resolutions and decisions adopted by the Human Rights Council will be contained in the report of
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GE.12-13173

the Council on its nineteenth session (A/HRC/19/2), chap. I.
A/66/230.
A/66/258.
A/66/257.
A/HRC/19/64.
A/66/256.
A/66/228 and A/HRC/19/63.

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