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Tuesday, 20 September 2016 12:48

Resources for a global advocacy to end child immigration detention

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IAWG end child detention logoThe UN General Assembly hosted a high-level summit, the first of its kind, on 19 September to address large movements of refugees and migrants and bring countries together behind a more humane and coordinated approach.

All 193 United Nations (UN) Member States unanimously adopted a set of political commitments – called the “New York Declaration" - including a commitment to work to end the immigration detention of children.

From this event, new advocacy resources were created by The Inter-Agency Working Group to End Child Detention which will be helpful to those advocating on behalf of refugees: an overview of the issue of child detention and a summary of normative and policy developments reflecting the growing consensus and acknowledgment from the international community that immigration detention is never in the best interests of a child.

Download the advocacy brochure "Ending Child Immigration Detention" from the IAWG to End Child Immigration Detention.

Download "Summary of normative standards and recommendations on ending child immigration detention" from the IAWG to End Child Immigration Detention.

Watch video recordings and read the statements and proceedings through the webpage of the UN Summit for Refugees and Migrants.