A/RES/70/137 United Nations Distr.: General 29 February 2016 General Assembly Seventieth session Agenda item 68 (a) Resolution adopted by the General Assembly on 17 December 2015 [on the report of the Third Committee (A/70/485)] 70/137. Rights of the child The General Assembly, Reaffirming all of its previous resolutions on the rights of the child, the most recent of which was resolution 69/157 of 18 December 2014, and in particular recognizing the importance of resolution 44/25 of 20 November 1989, in which it adopted the Convention on the Rights of the Child, 1 Recalling its resolutions 69/158 of 18 December 2014 on protecting children from bullying and 69/187 of 18 December 2014 on migrant children and adolescents, Emphasizing that the Convention on the Rights of the Child constitutes the standard in the promotion and protection of the rights of the child, reaffirming that States parties to the Convention shall undertake all appropriate legislative, administrative and other measures for the implementation of the rights recognized therein, while bearing in mind the importance of the Optional Protocols to the Convention 2 and calling for their universal ratification and effective implementation, as well as that of other human rights instruments, Recalling the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, 3 the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, 3 the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, 4 the International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance, 5 the International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families, 6 the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime 7 and the Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children, supplementing the United Nations Convention _______________ 1 United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 1577, No. 27531. Ibid., vols. 2171 and 2173, No. 27531; and resolution 66/138, annex. 3 See resolution 2200 A (XXI), annex. 4 United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 2515, No. 44910. 5 Ibid., vol. 2716, No. 48088. 6 Ibid., vol. 2220, No. 39481. 7 Ibid., vol. 2225, No. 39574. 2 15-16891 (E) *1516891* Please recycle

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