Author: United Nations
Publication Date: 12 December 2019
The resolution focuses on children without parental care. It contains important articles recognising the harm caused by institutionalisation, prioritises prevention, and endorses family- and community-based care over institutions.
It clearly acknowledges the vital need for better data about children without parental care in all settings and situations in order to bring about better policies .
Crucially, it urges UN Member States to take action, including by progressively replacing institutions with quality alternative care.