A/RES/65/197 Education Forum, 10 the Declaration on Social Progress and Development, 11 the Universal Declaration on the Eradication of Hunger and Malnutrition, 12 the Declaration on the Right to Development 13 and the Declaration of the commemorative high-level plenary meeting devoted to the follow-up to the outcome of the special session on children, held in New York from 11 to 13 December 2007, 14 as well as the outcome document of the High-level Plenary Meeting of the General Assembly on the Millennium Development Goals, held in New York from 20 to 22 September 2010, 15 Taking note with appreciation of the reports of the Secretary-General on progress made towards achieving the commitments set out in the outcome document of the twenty-seventh special session of the General Assembly 16 and on the status of the Convention on the Rights of the Child and the issues addressed in Assembly resolution 64/146, 17 as well as the report of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Violence against Children 18 and the report of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict, 19 whose recommendations should be carefully studied, taking fully into account the views of Member States, and taking note of the report of the Secretary-General on children and armed conflict, 20 Acknowledging the important role played by national governmental structures for children, including, where they exist, ministries and institutions in charge of child, family and youth issues and independent ombudspersons for children or other national institutions for the promotion and protection of the rights of the child, Recognizing the positive contribution of early childhood care and education programmes to the outcomes of schooling and to children’s development to their fullest potential, Recognizing also that the family has the primary responsibility for the nurturing and protection of children and that children, for the full and harmonious development of their personality, should grow up in a family environment and in an atmosphere of happiness, love and understanding, Taking note with appreciation of the work to promote and protect the rights of the child carried out by all relevant organs, bodies, entities and organizations of the United Nations system, within their respective mandates, and relevant mandate holders and special procedures of the United Nations, as well as relevant regional organizations, where appropriate, and intergovernmental organizations, and recognizing the valuable role of civil society, including non-governmental organizations, _______________ 10 See United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, Final Report of the World Education Forum, Dakar, Senegal, 26–28 April 2000 (Paris, 2000). 11 See resolution 2542 (XXIV). 12 Report of the World Food Conference, Rome, 5–16 November 1974 (United Nations publication, Sales No. E.75.II.A.3), chap. I. 13 Resolution 41/128, annex. 14 See resolution 62/88. 15 See resolution 65/1. 16 A/65/226. 17 A/65/206. 18 A/65/262. 19 A/65/219. 20 A/64/742-S/2010/181. 2

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