SRSG Mission

SRSG Mission: Panel Discussions, Round Tables, Conferences, Summits...

Inter-American meeting on Corporal Punishment of children - Mexico City, 25-26 April 2018

25/04/2018 - 26/04/2018

In the world nearly 300 million children between 2 and 4 years old (3 out of 4) are victims of violent discipline and 1,100 million caregivers (1 in 4) say that physical and humiliating punishment is necessary to raise or adequately educate children and adolescents.

By 2017, only 10 American states had adopted a legal ban of corporal punishment in all settings.

Inter-American Consultation of Experts on the Protection of Children of the bullying and cyberbullying - Mexico City, 27 April 2018


On 27 April 2018, in Mexico City SRSG Santos Pais and the Government of Mexico co-organize an Expert Consultation on the Protection of Children from bullying and cyberbullying. The meeting is organized in close collaboration with UN Agencies (UNICEF and UNESCO), government officials from various countries in Latin America and the Caribbean, regional human rights and child rights institutions and civil society organizations to enrich the knowledge and enhance the national experiences and actions of the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean, to promote a culture of peace and prevent violence, in particular bullying and cyberbullying.

Guarding the Future: Child Online Protection Forum The 4th World Internet Conference Wuzhen, Zhejiang, China 4 December, 2017

03/12/2017 - 04/12/2017

SRSG Santos Pais participates as keynote speaker in the Annual World Internet Conference in Wuzhen, China.

The fourth World Internet Conference will be held in Wuzhen, East China's Zhejiang province from Dec 3 to 5 and it is organized by the Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC). Government officials, business leaders and academics from all over the world are expected to attend to discuss the future of the internet.

The Light of the Internet Expo, part of the WIC, will provide players in the internet sector a platform to display their latest products, technologies and brands.

The WIC is an annual event in Wuzhen organized by the CAC and the government of Zhejiang province. It was first held in 2014.


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SRSG on Violence against Children agenda 34th Session Human Rights Council

06/03/2017 - 10/03/2017


Annual full-day meeting on the rights of the child

Theme: Protection of the rights of the child in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
Date and venue:6 March 2017, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. and 3 - 6 p.m., Palais des Nations, Room XX, Geneva
(will be broadcast live and archived on 

Annual full-day meeting on the rights of the child concept note


Presentation of the Annual Report

Theme:Presentation of Annual Report to the Human Rights Council

SRSG Santos Pais mission to Chile - Participation in International Conference on Crime prevention and resocialization of children in contact with the criminal justice system

27/11/2016 - 29/11/2016

Crime prevention and resocialization of children in contact with the criminal justice system

Santiago de Chile, 28th and 29th of November 2016

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SRSG participates as keynote speaker in event "10 years on the UN Study on Violence against Children – past, present and future"- 27 September 2016 (16:00 – 18:00) Palais des Nations, Geneva,


The side event will mark the 10th anniversary of the UN Study on Violence against Children (2006), examining achievements made and identifying emerging challenges and opportunities for accelerating progress towards the elimination of violence against children by strongly promoting the incorporation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the work of the UN Geneva based Human Rights monitoring bodies and mechanisms, such as the Human Rights Council and the Committee on the Rights of the Child. In particular, the event will:

• Contribute to increased awareness about the urgency to prevent and address violence against children and how the SDGs can accelerate progress towards this end;

• Discuss the links between the SDGs, and in particular the violence against children-related goals and targets, to the work of the Committee on the Rights of the Child, and the Human Rights Council, in light of the upcoming HRC Annual Day and Resolution in March 2017;

SRSG mission to Viet Nam

19/06/2016 - 22/06/2016

At the invitation of the Government of Viet Nam, Ms. Marta Santos Pais, Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Violence against Children (SRSG-VAC) is visiting Viet Nam from 19th – 22nd June, 2016.

She will be attending the 4th ASEAN Children’s Forum, and meeting with senior government officials, parliamentarians, civil society and other relevant stakeholders to discuss issues on violence against children in Viet Nam. She will be also visiting UNICEF’s assisted programme on child protection in Da Nang, and will participate in a policy dialogue with the Da Nang’s authorities and relevant stakeholders on city policies and programmes to strengthen the child protection and social welfare systems to address violence against children.

6th Cross-Regional Roundtable on the prevention and elimination of violence against children (Stockholm, 30-31 May 2016)

30/05/2016 - 31/05/2016

The vision and implementation of the 2030 Agenda for sustainable development will be at the heart of the annual gathering of regional organisations and institutions convened by SRSG Santos Pais.

Organised in cooperation with the Council of the Baltic Seas States, the meeting will focus on opportunities to support the implementation of Agenda 2030 and progress towards its violence against children-related targets and goals.

Participants include the Association of South-East Nations, the Central America Integration system, the Council of the Baltic Sea States, the Council of Europe, the League of Arab States, Mercosur and the Organisation of American States.