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CRC Article = 44(5)
Every two years, the Committee on the Rights of the Child is required to submit to the General Assembly of the United Nations, through the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), reports on its activities. The ECOSOC is one of the six principal organs of the United Nations and operates under the authority of the General Assembly. The principal human rights functions of the ECOSOC, as stated in Chapter X of the United Nations Charter, are (a) to "make or initiate studies and reports with respect to international economic, social, cultural, educational, health and related matters" and to "make recommendations with respect to any such matters to the General Assembly, to the Members of the United Nations and to the specialized agencies concerned"; (b) to "make recommendations for the purpose of promoting respect for and observance of human rights and fundamental freedoms for all"; (c) to "prepare draft conventions for submission to the General Assembly, with respect to matters falling within its competence"; and (d) to "call, in accordance with the rules prescribed by the United Nations, international conferences on matters falling within its competence". In addition, the ECOSOC is responsible for coordinating the activities of the specialized agencies.

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Committee on the Rights of the Child   General Assembly   United Nations organs