SRSG News

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26/10/2011

 The SRSG participated in the meeting organized by the  Follow up Committee on Monitoring the Implementation of the Recommendations of the UNSG's Study on Violence against Children that also counted on the participation of representatives from all Member States from the League of Arab States (LAS).

The meeting followed the high-level...

Regional organizations establish cooperation mechanism to prevent violence
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12/10/2011

 New York, 12 October 2011– A joint statement from regional organizations working on protection of children from violence was adopted, on Tuesday 11 October, at a roundtable discussion at the United Nations Headquarters.

The roundtable discussion...

San Marino ratifies Optional Protocol on the sale of children, child pornography
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26/09/2011

The Special Representative of the Secretary General on Violence against Children, Marta Santos Pais, welcomes the recent ratifications by New Zealand and San Marino of the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the Sale of Children, Child Prostitution and Child Pornography.

In a Treaty Event, held at the United Nations on the occasion of the ratification of the Protocol by San Marino, the...

Marta Santos Pais meets Vice President of Tanzania H.E Dr. Mohamed Gharib Bilal
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20/09/2011

 On a four day visit to Tanzania, the Special Representative of the Secretary General on Violence Against Children, Marta Santos Pais, welcomed the ground breaking national study on violence against children, and the strategic priority responses announced by the Government to address the findings of the study.

The study was based on interviews with 6000 young people between 13 and 24 years of age...

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02/08/2011

The second annual report of the SRSG to the General Assembly is available. The report identifies areas to which the Special Representative will devote special attention namely (a) promoting the universal ratification of the Optional Protocols to the Convention on the Rights of the Child; (b) further consolidating regional governance structures on violence against...

South Sudan becomes 30th country to prohibit all forms of violence against child
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Regions: Africa
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29/07/2011

With the achievement of independence on 9 July, South Sudan can now be recognized as the 30th country to prohibit all forms of violence against children, including by parents. Prohibiting legislation was originally enacted in 2005 under the Interim Government of South Sudan, in article 21 of the Interim Constitution of Southern Sudan. Prohibition was subsequently confirmed in article 21 of the Child Act (2008).

Now a new Constitution...

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07/07/2011

On 6 and 7 July 2011, the UN Special Representative of the Secretary General on Violence against Children (SRSG), Ms. Marta Santos Pais, in cooperation with the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU), and the International NGO Advisory Council on Violence against Children, hosted an expert consultation on law reform in...

First Lady, Bettina Wulff and SRSG Santos Pais at the launch of UNICEF report
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30/06/2011

 Berlin - The study "Kinder vor Gewalt schützen" ["Protecting Children from Violence"] was launched in Berlin, in a press conference sponsored by the German National Committee for UNICEF with the participation of First Lady, Ms. Bettina Wulff....

Experts recommend involvement of all actors to prevent violence in schools
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Regions: Europe
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28/06/2011

Oslo - At the conclusion of a two day meeting on the theme of “Tackling Violence in Schools”, experts in child rights joined together to call for a holistic, child-centred approach to prevent and address all forms of violence against children in schools. They urged all actors, from national government to local authorities, school administrators, teachers, local communities, parents and children themselves to work...

Statement by the SRSG on Violence against Children on the Adoption of ILO Conven
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22/06/2011

The Special Representative of the Secretary General on Violence against Children warmly welcomes the adoption by the annual Conference of the International Labour Organization (ILO) of a new international convention which will contribute to improving the...