United Nations A/RES/69/156 General Assembly Distr.: General 22 January 2015 Sixty-ninth session Agenda item 64 (a) Resolution adopted by the General Assembly on 18 December 2014 [on the report of the Third Committee (A/69/484)] 69/156. Child, early and forced marriage The General Assembly, Reaffirming its resolution 68/148 of 18 December 2013 on child, early and forced marriage, Recalling its resolutions 66/140 of 19 December 2011 and 68/146 of 18 December 2013 on the girl child and 67/144 of 20 December 2012 on the intensification of efforts to eliminate all forms of violence against women, as well as Human Rights Council resolution 24/23 of 27 September 2013, entitled “Strengthening efforts to prevent and eliminate child, early and forced marriage: challenges, achievements, best practices and implementation gaps”, 1 and all other previous resolutions relating to child, early and forced marriage, Guided by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, 2 the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights3 and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights,3 as well as other relevant human rights instruments, including the Convention on the Rights of the Child 4 and the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women, 5 together with the relevant Optional Protocols thereto,6 Reaffirming the Vienna Declaration and Programme of Action,7 as well as the Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development, 8 the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action 9 and the outcome documents of their review conferences, _______________ 1 See Official Records of the General Assembly, Sixty-eighth Session, Supplement No. 53A (A/68/53/Add.1), chap. III. 2 Resolution 217 A (III). 3 See resolution 2200 A (XXI), annex. 4 United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 1577, No. 27531. 5 Ibid., vol. 1249, No. 20378. 6 Ibid., vols. 2171 and 2173, No. 27531, and resolution 66/138, annex; and United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 2131, No. 20378. 7 A/CONF.157/24 (Part I), chap. III. 8 Report of the International Conference on Population and Development, Cairo, 5–13 September 1994 (United Nations publication, Sales No. E.95.XIII.18), chap. I, resolution 1, annex. 9 Report of the Fourth World Conference on Women, Beijing, 4–15 September 1995 (United Nations publication, Sales No. E.96.IV.13), chap. I, resolution 1, annexes I and II. 14-67600 (E) *1467600* Please recycle

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