Millions of children face violence and abuse, says Secretary-General’s Special Representative


GENEVA – Despite existing international standards, violence and abuse continue to be a harsh reality for millions of children around the world, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Violence against Children, Marta Santos Pais, said Friday in a message delivered on the anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, and in support of a proposed World Day for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Violence against Children.** An initiative of the Women’s World Summit Foundation, an NGO coalition of women and children organizations.