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Resolution on the Rights of the Child - 2017

A/RES/72/425
24/12/2017
The General Assembly,
Reaffirming the importance of its resolution 44/25 of 20 November 1989, by which it adopted the Convention on the Rights of the Child,1 which constitutes the standard in the promotion and protection of the rights of the child, reaffirming also that States parties to the Convention shall undertake all appropriate legislative, administrative and other measures for the implementation of the rights recognized therein, while bearing in mind the importance of the Optional Protocols to the Convention2 and calling for their universal ratification and effective implementation, as well as that of other human rights instruments,
 

Annual Report to the Human Rights Council - 2018

A/HRC/37/48
22/01/2018
 
In her report, the Special Representative provides an overview of major initiatives and developments at the global, regional and national levels aimed at sustaining and scaling up efforts to safeguard children’s right to freedom from violence. The report is intended to support the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its distinct target to end all forms of violence against children. The Special Representative pays special attention to investment in early childhood to prevent violence against children.

SRSG-VAC Congratulates Government of Chile on Creation of 'Ombudsperson for Children'

29/01/2018

The Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Violence Against Children (SRSG-VAC), Marta Santos Pais, congratulates the Government of Chile for enacting legislation on 22 January 2018 which created the new position of ‘Ombudsperson for Children’. 

This new legislation, the design and promotion of which was done in collaboration with SRSG-VAC Marta Santos Pais, marks a critically important milestone towards a world free from the fear of violence against children.  

The Ombudsperson for Children, the first in Chile, will be an autonomous, independent, legal body with broad responsibilities, including its role to: receive, facilitate and disseminate the opinion and views of children; receive complaints from children about violations of their rights; and, act as a facilitator and mediator between State bodies, private institutions and children.

Annual report to the General Assembly - 2017

A/72/275
02/08/2017

Pursuant to General Assembly resolution 71/177, the present annual report of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Violence against Children provides an overview of major initiatives and developments to sustain and scale up efforts to safeguard children’s freedom from violence, including information on field missions and regional initiatives, and on progress achieved and the challenges remaining to protect children from all forms of violence. The report builds upon the process of implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its target to end all forms of violence against children.

Marta Santos Pais habla de derechos de las y los niños migrantes

06/07/2017

 

La IBERO alojó la "Consulta regional de expertos y expertas sobre la observación general conjunta del Comité de Trabajadores Migratorios y sus Familias, y el Comité de los Derechos del Niño sobre Derechos de las y los Niños en Movimiento"
 

Annual report to the Human Rights Council - 2017

A/HRC/34/45
03/01/2017

I. Introduction

1. In the present report, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Violence against Children reviews key developments promoted at the global, regional and national levels to enhance the protection of children from violence.

2. The Special Representative is guided by General Assembly resolution 62/141, in which the Assembly established the mandate, and acts as a bridge builder and a global, independent advocate for the prevention and elimination of all forms of violence against children. In its resolution 70/137, the Assembly expressed support for the work of the Special Representative and recommended that the Secretary-General extend the mandate for a further period of three years, and maintain support for the effective and independent performance and sustainability of the mandate, funded from the regular budget.

Protection of children from armed violence in the community

01/11/2016

1. Introduction

Armed violence in the community compromises children’s rights and is associated with serious risks for their
development and safety, causing children to be injured, disabled, traumatized, exploited, orphaned, imprisoned and at times killed. Living in a community affected by armed violence has consequences for children who are targeted as well as those who witness or feel threatened by such an environment. Armed violence disrupts social harmony and family life, interrupts schooling, compromises health care, undermines economic development and generates fear which limits children’s ability to move freely, participate in
the life of their community, enjoy childhood and develop as empowered citizens.

Annual Report to the General Assembly - 2016

A/71/206
21/07/2016
Pursuant to General Assembly resolution 70/137, the present report of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Violence against Children provides an overview of major initiatives and developments to sustain and scale up efforts to safeguard children’s freedom from violence. The report builds on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its target to end all forms of violence against children, and on the commemoration in 2016 of the tenth anniversary of the submission to the Assembly of the United Nations study on violence against children.
 

Protecting children from bullying - Report of the Secretary-General

A/71/213
26/07/2016

The present report of the Secretary-General, submitted in response to General Assembly resolution 69/158, addresses the prevalence of bullying and its impact on children’s rights, reviews measures adopted by Member States and other stakeholders to prevent and respond to this phenomenon, identifies good practices and provides guidance on priority actions to ensure children’s protection from bullying, including cyberbullying.

Promotion and protection of the rights of children

A/RES/70/137
29/02/2016

"Rights of the child

The General Assembly,

Reaffirming all of its previous resolutions on the rights of the child, the most recent of which was resolution 69/157 of 18 December 2014, and in particular recognizing the importance of resolution 44/25 of 20 November 1989, in which it adopted the Convention on the Rights of the Child, (...)

Expresses support for the work of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Violence against Children, and recognizes the progress achieved since the establishment of her mandate in promoting the prevention and elimination of all forms of violence against children in all regions and in advancing the implementation of the recommendations of the United Nations study on violence against children, including through her regional and thematic consultations and field missions, and thematic reports addressing emerging concerns;