IMPACTS OF UNITED NATIONS GENERAL ASSEMBLY RESOLUTION ENTITLED "CHILD, EARLY AND FORCED MARRIAGE (CEFM)" ON WEST AND CENTRAL AFRICA

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IMPACTS OF UNITED NATIONS GENERAL ASSEMBLY RESOLUTION ENTITLED “CHILD, EARLY AND FORCED MARRIAGE (CEFM)” ON WEST AND CENTRAL AFRICA

UOC/UNITAR MASTER IN DIPLOMACY AND INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS by MARCELA PIGNANELLI PEREIRA March 2021

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Contents

Background Relevance of the Topic Methodology Research Questions Expected Results

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BACKGROUND

- UNGA resolutions: since 1946, deliberations of member states on thematic issues; - Resolution entitled “Child, Early and Forced Marriage”: consideration started in 2014; - Practice in West and Central Africa: cases have dropped since the 90s.

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RELEVANCE OF THE TOPIC

African girls should be in school not marriage - Woman News Network (WNN)

- Grave human rights violation - Rights of the Child - Rights of Women - Effectiveness of UN resolutions - Improvement of UN processes - Boost to multilateralism

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methodology

- SECONDARY DATA - MIXED QUANTITATIVE AND QUALITATIVE DATA - VARIOUS SOURCES - international organizations, - civil society - private sector - national governments - academia - CASE STUDY

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Research questions

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What are the impacts of United Nations resolution entitled “Child, Early and Forced Marriage” on the ground in West and Central Africa? ______________________________ What is the nature of the impacts impacts of United Nations resolution entitled “Child, Early and Forced Marriage” on the ground in West and Central Africa?

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EXPECTED RESULTS

- IDENTIFY QUANTITY OF IMPACTS - DEMONSTRATE QUALITY OF IMPACTS - OFFER SOLUTIONS FOR IMPROVEMENT OF SITUATION OF CEFM IN THE REGION - OFFER SOLUTIONS FOR IMPROVEMENT OF EFFECTIVENESS OF UN RESOLUTIONS