Panel discussion on unaccompanied migrant children and adolescents and human rights - Report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (A/HRC/36/21)

Report
from UN Human Rights Council
Published on 02 Aug 2017 View Original

Human Rights Council
Thirty-sixth session
11-29 September 2017
Agenda items 2 and 3
Annual report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and reports of the Office of the High Commissioner and the Secretary-General

Promotion and protection of all human rights, civil political, economic, social and cultural rights, including the right to development

Summary

The present report is submitted pursuant to Human Rights Council resolution 33/7, in which the Human Rights Council decided to hold a panel discussion on unaccompanied migrant children and adolescents and human rights, the objective of which was to identify challenges and best practices by countries of origin, transit and destination, and possible joint efforts at all levels to protect the human rights of unaccompanied migrant children and adolescents, and requested the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights to liaise with States and all stakeholders, including relevant United Nations bodies, agencies, funds and programmes, treaty bodies, special procedures of the Human Rights Council, national human rights institutions and civil society, with a view to facilitating their participation in the panel discussion (see para. 5 of the resolution). The Council also requested the High Commissioner to prepare a report on the panel discussion in a form of a summary for submission at its thirty-sixth session (see para. 6 of the resolution). The present report summarizes the panel discussion on unaccompanied migrant children and adolescents and human rights that was held on 9 June 2017, during the thirty-fifth session of the Council.