United Nations A/RES/71/175 General Assembly Distr.: General 23 January 2017 Seventy-first session Agenda item 64 (a) Resolution adopted by the General Assembly on 19 December 2016 [on the report of the Third Committee (A/71/480)] 71/175. Child, early and forced marriage The General Assembly, Reaffirming its resolution 69/156 of 18 December 2014 on child, early and forced marriage, Recalling its resolutions 70/138 of 17 December 2015 on the girl child and 69/147 of 18 December 2014 on the intensification of efforts to eliminate all forms of violence against women and girls, as well as Human Rights Council resolution 29/8 of 2 July 2015, entitled “Strengthening efforts to prevent and eliminate child, early and forced marriage”, 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 Rights 3 and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, 3 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 as well as other relevant human rights instruments, 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, Seventieth Session, Supplement No. 53 (A/70/53), chap. V, sect. A. 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. 16-21970 (E) *1621970* Please recycle

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