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Inter-Agency Guiding Principles on Unaccompanied and Separated Children

The Inter-agency Guiding Principles on Unaccompanied and Separated Children are intended to guide future action and are based on international human rights, humanitarian and refugee law. They seek to ensure that all actions and decisions taken concerning separated children are anchored in a protection framework and respect the principles of family unity and the best interests of the child.

Date of Publication
Target Audience
Academia
Civil Society
Government
Intergovernmental Organization
Geographic Scope
Workstream Output
No
Regional Review Process
No
Keywords
Child and young migrants
Human rights
Tags
child migrants
child protection
Children’s rights
separated children
Children on the move
Status
Published

Inter-Agency Guiding Principles on Unaccompanied and Separated Children

The Inter-agency Guiding Principles on Unaccompanied and Separated Children are intended to guide future action and are based on international human rights, humanitarian and refugee law. They seek to ensure that all actions and decisions taken concerning separated children are anchored in a protection framework and respect the principles of family unity and the best interests of the child.


*References to Kosovo shall be understood to be in the context of United Nations Security Council resolution 1244 (1999).