Accelerating progress in children's protection from violence at the heart of cross regional cooperation

SRSG Santos Pais is hosting with ASEAN the Seventh Cross-Regional Round Table on the Prevention and Elimination of Violence against Children.
The 2017 Cross-Regional meeting provides a strategic platform to explore how regional organizations and institutions can build on their existing work and the framework provided by the 2030 Agenda, especially target 16.2 to accelerate progress in children’s protection from all forms of violence. 
The meeting, held from 6-8 June, in Manila, the Philippines includes participation of representatives from regional organizations and institutions from around the world. 
The 2017 Round Table will address social inclusion and social protection measures and the promotion of cross sectoral and integrated services to protect children from violence with a special attention to children belonging to marginalized groups. It will also address particular concerns including the protection of children from bullying and online abuse, and the empowerment and participation of children to prevent and address incidents of violence.