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25/09/2017

To strengthen children's protection from violence and prevent associated risks, the Office of the Special Representative co-organized an international workshop in Geneva with the Independent Expert on the enjoyment of human rights by persons with albinism, in collaboration with the Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, the Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women, the Witchcraft and Human Rights Information...

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19/09/2017

New York, 19 September - The office of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Violence against Children joined a ministerial level panel discussion on ending violence against children organized by the Governments of Maldives, Estonia and Nigeria during the high level segment of the United Nations General Assembly.

“We commend the Governments of Maldives, Estonia and Nigeria for recognizing...

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19/09/2017
 
SRSG Santos Pais joined the 8th International Janus Korczak Child Rights Congress in Warsaw as keynote speaker on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the last road of Janusz Korczak and children from the Orphans Home in Warsaw. 
 
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19/09/2017

The Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Violence against Children welcomes the adoption of ResolutionCD/Res.08 (92-R/17) on violence against children adopted during the 92nd Regular meeting of the Directing Council of the Inter American Children´s Institute (IIN) held in Barbados on September 19 and 20.

The Resolution...

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08/09/2017

To promote the implementation of the Declaration and Programme of Action on a Culture of Peace, the President of the General Assembly hosted a High Level Forum “Sowing the Seeds of the Culture of Peace: Early Childhood Development...

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05/09/2017

Special Representative Santos Pais welcomes the launch of the New Zanzibar Plan of Action to End Violence Against Women and Children, 2017-2022. The National Plan builds on the country's initial response to the findings of the Violence Against Children data survey carried out in 2009 to advance implementation of the recommendations made by the UN Study on Violence against Children. It represents the culmination of a very comprehensive...

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05/09/2017

On September 4 and 5 the Municipality of La Paz hosted the VI Meeting of the Committee on Childhood of the Ibero American Union of Capital Cities (UCCI). The meeting gathered child rights authorities of 30 Ibero American capital cities, including La Paz (Bolivia), Asunción (Paraguay), La Habana (Cuba), Lisboa (Portugal), San Salvador (El Salvador), Madrid (España), Puerto Príncipe (Haití), Quito (Ecuador), Brasilia (Brasil), Buenos Aires (...

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21/07/2017

SRSG Santos Pais welcomes the greater visibility given to the promotion and protection of children’s rights, including their right to freedom from all forms of violence, in the Ministerial Declaration of the 2017 High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development.

“The HLPF is an important opportunity to place children at the heart of the 2030...

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18/07/2017

Joining a conversation with leaders during the High Level Political Forum, SRSG calls for sound investment in children to end child poverty and violence against children, stressing that "the best way to leave no child behind is to place children first".

SRSG Santos Pais today joined a high-level side-event where leaders discussed the intersection between ending poverty and violence against children and their crucial...

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16/06/2017

The Special Representative welcomes the 2017 theme for the Day of the African Child (DAC) on accelerating protection, empowerment and equal opportunities for all children in Africa by 2030.

Over two years ago, the global sustainable development agenda was unanimously adopted by Member States of the United Nations to uphold the rights, dignity and worth of each and every child. The vision of the Agenda is aligned with the African Union...