1.3.1 Key concepts of high-level statement of commitment on SEA by UN and non-UN agencies

  • The legal basis for protecting people of concern from exploitation and abuse is established in international law.
  • International law recognises the specific rights of women and children.

International refugee, human rights and humanitarian law, together with regional and national law, constitute the broad framework for the protection of people of concern. Humanitarian workers should rely on this framework in their day-to-day work of protecting people of concern, including women, adolescents, boys and girls.