The United Nations Human Rights Treaties

General Documents Not Relating To Specific States

Days of Discussion


  • Compilation of Reports of General Discussion Days (1992-2000)
  • Violence Against Children within the Family and in Schools (2001)
  • The Private Sector as Service Provider and its Role in Implementing Child Rights (2002)
  • The Rights of Indigenous Children (2003)
  • Implementing Child Rights in Early Childhood (2004)
  • Children without Parental Care (2005)
  • The Right of the Child to be Heard (2006)
  • Resources for the Rights of the Child - Responsibility of States (2007)
  • The Right of the Child to Education in Emergency Situations (2008)
  • Children of Incarcerated Parents (2011)
  • Days of Discussion documents on are as of April 2012. To update use the UN website search engine here.

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    CESCR, CEDAW, CRC, CMW and CRPD hold "Days of General Discussion", and CERD holds “Thematic Discussions”. The Committee holds a discussion of a different topic on each of these Days, and may publish the results of the discussion in its annual or session report. Usually a number of background papers are submitted and published for the Day of Discussion.