9 Recommended Principles Posted October 2, 2016

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Recommended Principles to Guide Actions Concerning Children on the Move and Other Children Affected by Migration

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The Recommended Principles for Children on the Move and Other Children Affected by Migration has been drafted following a consultative process by a large number of experts from UN agencies, academics, donor agencies and civil society organisations, including Terre des Hommes.

They are intended to influence policy makers and other stakeholders responsible for implementing measures that affect the rights and needs of these children in order to improve the quality of protection afforded to all of them.

They take note of the recommendations set out in the Committee on the Rights of the Child’s 2012 Day of General Discussion Report on “The Rights of All Children in the Context of International Migration”.

Many of them are binding obligations already widely ratified by States. Nevertheless, because they are without exception poorly and incompletely implemented, their re-statement in concise form provides a workable tool for action to enhance programming, accountability, advocacy and communication.

The « Principles » and their explanatory comments are available here

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