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Marta Santos Pais visits Ireland
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12/06/2012

The United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Violence Against Children, Marta Santos Pais left Dublin this evening at the end of a two day visit to participate in an international jury to oversee the design competition of a memorial to victims of childhood abuse in institutions in Ireland.  The commissioning of a memorial was recommended by the Ryan Report. The jury is expected to deliver its recommendations to...

International cooperation key to combating child pornography – First Report on C
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06/06/2012

New York, 6 June 2012 - The Dutch National Rapporteur on Trafficking and Sexual Violence against Children presented her first report on Child Pornography, at UNICEF House, in an event with the participation of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) on Violence against Children, Marta Santos Pais and the Deputy Director of UNICEF Programme Division, Christian Salazar.

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UN celebrates progress in campaign for Ratification of Optional Protocols to CRC
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25/05/2012

Since the campaign for universal ratification was launched, two years ago, 20 additional countries have ratified the Optional Protocol on the Sale of Children, Child Prostitution and Child Pornography, and 15 countries became party to the Optional Protocol on the Involvement of Children in Armed Conflict.

“We are nearing the goal of universal ratification, strengthening children’s protection from violence and bringing to an...

Violence against Children in spotlight at Caribbean meeting Marta Santos Pais
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15/05/2012

Caribbean leaders converged at the Jamaica Conference Centre May 14-15, to discuss stepping up efforts to tackle the regional epidemic of violence against children.

Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) on Violence against Children, Marta Santos Pais, and Jamaica’s Minister of Youth and Culture the Hon. Lisa Hanna, were among 150 delegates from CARICOM Member-States, civil society groups and adolescents who...

Children's Decalaration on Violence against Children in the Caribbean
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15/05/2012

"Today, we the delegates present to you our declaration first because we would like to think of it as strategy to get you to listen to what we have to say before you formulate the plans you have for us. This would further concrete the reason as to why you are here to first ask us what we think as opposed to you planning and deciding and then asking. Therefore we would like to present our points and hope that our voices won’t be...

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16/04/2012

NEW YORK, 16 April 2012 - The Special Representative of the Secretary General on Violence against Children, Marta Santos Pais, welcomes the accession by the Government of Malaysia to the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the Sale of Children, Child Prostitution and Child Pornography.

“With this important decision Malaysia expresses a decisive commitment to secure children...

International Day for Street Children - Statement of support Marta Santos Pais
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12/04/2012

“It is easy to get beaten if you are a street boy. People can rape you. There is nothing you can do but run away if you are lucky”

Boy, 12 living in the street. Eastern and Southern Africa. 2005 (UN Study on Violence against Children)

“In joining the commemoration on April 12 of the International Day for Street Children, I reiterate my strong support to the promotion of the rights of children...

19th Regular Session of the Human Rights Council - Presentation of SRSG Report
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07/03/2012

The Special Representative of the Secretary General on Violence against Children (SRSG), Marta Santos Pais, presented her new report during the 19th Session of the Human Rights Council (HRC) on 7 March 2012, in Geneva. The Interactive Dialogue on Violence...

SRSG Marta Santos Pais launches publication on "Tackling violence in schools"
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Regions: Europe
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06/03/2012

Within the framework of the debate on the Rights of the Child in the Human Rights Council, the Office of the SRSG, with the support of the Government of Norway and in cooperation with the Council of Europe, Plan International and Child Helpline International, organized a panel discussion on Protecting children from violence in school – Bridging the gap between standards and practice. The event took place at the...

Plan girl delegate Fatmata from Sierra Leone - Marta Santos Pais - Mariane Pearl
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Regions: South Asia
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02/03/2012

The fifty-sixth session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) is being held at the United Nations Headquarters, in New York, until Friday, 9 March 2012. This year’s priority theme is “The empowerment of rural women and their role in poverty and hunger eradication, development and current challenges”. The emerging issue for this session is “Engaging young women and men, girls and boys, to advance gender...