A/RES/68/146 The girl child Reaffirming the outcome document of the twenty-seventh special session of the General Assembly on children, entitled “A world fit for children”, 9 Reaffirming also the Declaration of Commitment on HIV/AIDS adopted at the twenty-sixth special session of the General Assembly on HIV/AIDS, entitled “Global Crisis – Global Action”,10 and the Political Declarations on HIV/AIDS adopted by the high-level meetings of the General Assembly in 2006 11 and 2011, 12 Reaffirming further all other relevant outcomes of major United Nations summits and conferences relevant to the girl child, as well as their 5-, 10- and 15-year reviews, including the Beijing Declaration 13 and Platform for Action, 14 the outcome of the twenty-third special session of the General Assembly, entitled “Women 2000: gender equality, development and peace for the twenty-first century”, 15 the Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development 16 and the Programme of Action of the World Summit for Social Development,17 and reiterating that their full and effective implementation is essential to achieving the internationally agreed development goals, including the Millennium Development Goals, Recognizing that education, adequate health care, nutrition, skills development and combating discrimination and violence against girls, inter alia, are all necessary for the empowerment of the girl child, in this regard recalling the agreed conclusions adopted by the Commission on the Status of Women at its fifty-seventh session, 18 which highlight the intrinsic linkages between empowerment of the girl child and the prevention and elimination of violence, and Commission on Population and Development resolution 2012/1 of 27 April 2012, 19 which highlights actions concerning development and the human rights of adolescents and youth, and further recalling the importance of mainstreaming a gender perspective across the United Nations system in relation to the girl child, Recalling the Secretary-General’s 2008–2015 campaign “UNiTE to End Violence against Women” and the call upon Governments, civil society, women’s organizations, young people, the private sector, the media and the entire United Nations system to join forces in addressing the global pandemic of violence against women and girls, Taking note of the appointment by the Secretary-General of the first Envoy on Youth in line with the imperative, contained in his five-year action agenda, on “Working for and with women and young people”, _______________ 9 Resolution S-27/2, annex. Resolution S-26/2, annex. 11 Resolution 60/262, annex. 12 Resolution 65/277, annex. 13 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, annex I. 14 Ibid., annex II. 15 Resolution S-23/2, annex, and resolution S-23/3, annex. 16 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. 17 Report of the World Summit for Social Development, Copenhagen, 6–12 March 1995 (United Nations publication, Sales No. E.96.IV.8), chap. I, resolution 1, annex II. 18 See Official Records of the Economic and Social Council, 2013, Supplement No. 7 (E/2013/27), chap. I, sect. A. 19 Ibid., 2012, Supplement No. 5 (E/2012/25), chap. I, sect. B. 10 2/13

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