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.


Download the 2023-2024 Roadmap here.