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2023-2024 Roadmap for Action on Justice for Children and Deprivation of Liberty

The Global Forum on Justice for Children and Deprivation of Liberty, held in Nouakchott, Mauritania, on 8-9 November 2022, took stock of the work achieved by the NGO Panel on Children Deprived of Liberty since the publication of the UN Global Study on Children Deprived of Liberty (GSCDL) in 2019. The Global Forum identified good practices as well as structural and system changes that prevent deprivation of liberty and facilitate the implementation of alternatives.


The Forum adopted a roadmap for action for the follow-up activities carried out by the partners of the Global Study. The roadmap describes the collaborative efforts of a variety of stakeholders integrating a cross-sectoral and multistakeholder approach. The timeframe for the roadmap is 2023-2024, leading up to the five-year anniversary of the UN Global Study on Children Deprived of Liberty, when progress will be assessed, and next steps defined.


The roadmap is work in progress and will be regularly updated. Should your organisation wish to contribute or join the partnership to implement the Global Study recommendations, please write to:


Download the 2023-2024 Roadmap here.

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MAY 2018: ASEAN Regional Consultation on Global Study in Bangkok, Thailand:

An ASEAN (Association of South East Asian Nations) regional consultation on juvenile justice reform, held in Bangkok, Thailand from May 2-4, was also used as a regional consultation for the Study. Professor Manfred Nowak gave plenary presentations on both the Study as a whole, as well as the questionnaire in particular. Representatives of nearly all research groups were present, and led day-long sessions to get input from participants on the Study’s themes. The consultation included government representatives from Myanmar, Cambodia, Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam, as well as UNICEF country offices and national human rights institutions.


Please find the concept note here.