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In recognition of the need for close inter-agency cooperation, especially to ensure the avoidance of overlapping mandates and duplication of efforts, the UNODC Global Programme to End Violence Against Children works with a number of key partners both UN entities and representatives of regional and other international organisations and networks.

 

UN Partners  

 

The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)  

Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)  

United Nations Office of Counter-Terrorism (UNOCT)  

Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Violence Against Children (SRSG VAC)  

Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict (SRSG CAAC)  

Committee on the Rights of the Child  

World Health Organization  

 

Member of 

 

Global Partnership to End Violence against Children 

INSPIRE Working Group Advisory and Operational Support Team 

 

 

 

Recent News

UNODC Global Programme to END VAC contributed to the Inter-Agency Technical Guidance on COVID-19 and Children Deprived of Liberty 

In April 2020, UNODC took part in an inter-agency process and contributed to the development of an Inter-Agency Technical Guidance on COVID-19 and Children Deprived of Liberty. The interagency group is composed of UN entities and CSOs and is a joint effort with the Alliance on Child Protection in Humanitarian ActionThe Inter-Agency Technical Guidance is aimed to provide States with recommendations on how to ensure the well-being of children in detention during the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition to this Guidance, UNODC, through its Global Programme to END VAC, offers a number of Technical Assistance Services to support Member States, upon request, in better protecting the rights of children in detention during the COVID-19 outbreak... read more and see The Inter-Agency Technical Guidance and UNODC-ENDVAC COVID-19 Response Webpage

Protecting children from terrorism: Indonesia launched the “Bali Call for Action for the implementation of the UNODC Roadmap” 

March 2020 - High-level representatives from Indonesia, Malaysia, Maldives and the Philippines gathered in Bali in an event co-organised by Japan, Indonesia and UNODC reached political consensus : the 'Bali Call for Action'. Launched by the government of Indonesia, the “Bali Call for Action”, is a political declaration which endorses the UNODC Roadmap and commits to translate it into action at national level. With this initiative, Indonesia also called upon Member States to join this historical declaration as a unique opportunity to adopt a common approach to protect children from terrorism... read more

UNODC Roadmap on the Treatment of Children Associated with Terrorist and Violent Extremist Groups highlighted at the COTER Meeting, European Council  

UNODC participated in the meeting organised by the Working Party on Terrorism (COTER) of the European Council and presented the UNODC Roadmap on the Treatment of Children Recruited and Exploited by Terrorist and Violent Extremist Groups. The meeting was a first step in enhancing the partnership between UNODC and the European Council towards protecting children from terrorism and supporting Member States to overcome the challenges associated with this phenomenon...  read more

UNODC Roadmap on the Treatment of Children Associated with Terrorist and Violent Extremist groups

The Roadmap is the result of 3 years of technical assistance work by UNODC to Member States that are affected by this phenomenon. It builds upon the twofold mandates of UNODC in the areas of violence against children and counter-terrorism, as well as on an increased understanding of the challenges and promising practices in this area. The Roadmap aims in priority to achieve an enhanced system-wide coherence that supports national priorities and needs... read more 

Useful links

UN Strategies & Measures on the Elimination of VAC  

Convention on the Rights of the Child

UNODC Global Programme END VAC Handbook 

UNODC Global Programme END VAC Factsheet

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