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18 Candles: The Convention on the Rights of the Child Reaches Majority -11 May 2010

*Eighteen articles celebrating the eighteenth birthday of the Convention on the Rights of the Child *Authors range from the High Commissioner for Human Rights, representatives of the Council of Europe, the Chairperson and former Chairperson of the Committee on the Rights of the Child, Members and former Members of the Committee, the Secretary-General’s independent expert on violence against children, child rights activists and representatives of non-governmental organizations, and representatives of UNICEF, the UN body which takes its inspiration from the terms of the Convention, and children

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General Comments of the Committee on the Rights of the Child -17 May 2010

*Includes CD with Concluding Observations *Includes General Comments No. 1- No. 8 (2001-2006): The Aims of Education; The Role of Independent National Human Rights Institutions in the promotioon and protection of the rights of the child; HIV/AIDS and the rights of the child; Adolescent Health and Development in the contesxt of the Convention on the Rights of the Child; Treatment of Unaccompanied and Separated Children; Implementing child rights in Early Childhood; The right of the Child to protection from corporal punishment and other cruel or degrading forms of punishment *Includes other materials for the CRC at 18

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International Mechanisms: A guide for national NGOs to combat child sexual exploitation and abuse -10 May 2010

*Document to provide assistance to individuals and organizations working at the grass roots, national, regional or international levels to protect children from sexual exploitation and abuse *Sets out the international legal framework for the protection of the rights of the child and details the mechanisms which have been created to monitor and report on State Parties implementation of their international commitments

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International Programme on the Elimination of Child Labour and International Labour Office -10 May 2010

*Full texts of the child labor conventions, including: *Convention 182 on the Worst Forms of Child Labour *Recommendation 190 concerning the Prohibition and Immediate Action for the Elimination of the Worst Forms of Child Labor *Convention 138 on Minimum Age *ILO Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work and its Follow-Up *Recommendation 146 concerning Minimum Age for Admission to Employment

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Making Reality of the Rights of the Child -17 May 2010

*Publication written to assist implementing the Convention on the Rights of the Child *Contains an analysis of the norms in the Convention and how it is intended to be implemented *Appended are the official and final versions of the Convention and the Guidelines for governments on how to report to the Committee

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Outlooks on Children and Media -12 January 2011

Focusing on media literacy this yearbook compiles information on recent and current trends in media effects, including research on children and media, declarations related to the area, and a selection of relevant organizations and Web sites. The report first delineates children's rights as stipulated in the U.N. Convention on the Rights of the Child and presents information on the distribution of children and adolescents worldwide. Current research information is then presented on the following topics: (1) the changing media environment; (2) recent trends in children's television programming by region; (3) violence in electronic games; (4) the impact of advertising in audio-visual and digital children's media; (5) children's access to media by region; (6) children's media use and media use styles; (7) children's media content preferences; (8) the presentation of children in the media; and (9) the impact of media on children. The report next discusses the increasing debate about what international means might support media that guarantee freedom of expression for adults and children while protecting children from harmful influences. The report next presents examples of international meetings on children and the media since 1990. Organizations and networks providing opportunities for children to develop media literacy and to participate in creating media are described. Finally, the report discusses the influences of media violence and the regulation and self-regulation of media. Also included are international and regional declarations and resolutions on children and media. A table is appended delineating media information by nation worldwide, with information on income classification of countries

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The Challenges Facing Educational Systems

I would like to share nine (9) brief points. The first three are conceptual and addresses what we mean by social cohesion. The second three points relate to my broad diagnosis of the root causes of deadly conflict and violence, which is the anti-thesis of social harmony. Lastly, I conclude by sharing three modest suggestions as to how we can contribute to building a culture of social cohesion.

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The World of Working Children -17 May 2010

*Children's book including sections on: What are your rights?; Life stories of working children; Work and respect of your rights; Learning activities; What are the worst forms of child labour?; Respecting rights: everybody's responsibility; The right to participate; Child participation; and your project on participation *Includes reading guidelines in English, French, and Spanish

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Understanding Children's Rights -7 January 2011

Too often, children are approached as a homogenous grouip. It is the intention not to loose sight of the actual situation of this one particular child, in his or her very particular situation and about every child's relationship to her or his parents and the broader community to wich she or he belongs.

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