A/RES/58/156 United Nations General Assembly Distr.: General 26 February 2004 Fifty-eighth session Agenda item 113 Resolution adopted by the General Assembly on 22 December 2003 [on the report of the Third Committee (A/58/504)] 58/156. The girl child The General Assembly, Recalling its resolution 57/189 of 18 December 2002 and all relevant resolutions, including the agreed conclusions of the Commission on the Status of Women, in particular those relevant to the girl child, Reaffirming the equal rights of women and men as enshrined, inter alia, in the Preamble to the Charter of the United Nations, the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women 1 and the Convention on the Rights of the Child, 2 Welcoming the entry into force of the Optional Protocols to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the involvement of children in armed conflict and on the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography, 3 Welcoming also the imminent entry into force, on 25 December 2003, of the Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children, supplementing the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime, 4 Recalling the United Nations Millennium Declaration adopted on 8 September 2000, 5 Reaffirming the outcome document entitled “A world fit for children” adopted by the General Assembly at its special session on children, on 10 May 2002, 6 Reaffirming also the Declaration of Commitment on HIV/AIDS adopted by the General Assembly at its twenty-sixth special session, on 27 June 2001, 7 _______________ 1 Resolution 34/180, annex. Resolution 44/25, annex. 3 Resolution 54/263, annexes I and II. 4 Resolution 55/25, annex II. 5 See resolution 55/2. 6 Resolution S-27/2, annex. 7 Resolution S-26/2, annex. 2 03 50394

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