Key Recommendations for the 2019 UNGA Resolution

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Author(s): Hope and Homes for Children, et al.
Date: December 2019

The 2019 UN General Assembly Resolution on the Rights of the Child was themed ‘children without parental care. It offered a rare opportunity to shine a light onto the plight of millions of children worldwide living in institutions and highlight the importance of tackling family-child separation through systemic reform of care systems.

Seizing the opportunity, Hope and Homes for Children — with like-minded organisations large and small, from every part of the world — came together to mobilise our collective advocacy efforts. Together we developed a set of Key Recommendations, eventually endorsed by more than 250 organisations, which proposed language that underlined commitments already made by UN Member States and suggested measures and actions needed to move the implementation forward. Many of these recommendations were included in the resolution.