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Guidelines for the Alternative Care of Children

United Nations UN and WHO Resolutions and Declarations Resolutions and Declarations on Child & Youth 18 December 2009 Resolution

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The resolution adopted by the 64th UN General Assembly welcomes the Guidelines for the Alternative Care of Children, annexed to the the resolution, as a set of orientations to help to inform policy and practice. The resolution also encourages States to take the Guidelines into account and to bring them to the attention of the relevant executive, legislative and judiciary bodies of government, human rights defenders and lawyers, the media and the public in general.


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