Concerned that early and forced marriage and forced sexual relationships have adverse physical, social and psychological effects on adolescent and young girls and violate their human rights, and that early childbearing and early and forced marriage reduce opportunities for adolescent and young girls to complete their education, develop employable skills and participate in community development,
Negotiated soft law
Commission on Population and Development
Means of adoption
CPD resolution, Adolescents and youth (2012), PP 14.