SRSG Mission

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

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.  

Launch of High Time to End Violence against Children - Wednesday 9 March, 4-6 pm Palais des Nations, Geneva, Building E, Room XVIII


High Time to End Violence against Children

In the Countdown to 2030, everybody counts!


On the occasion of the 31st Session of the Human Rights Council

Geneva, Wednesday 9 March 2016,  4-6 pm,

Palais des Nations, E- Building, Room XVIII


From commitment to action

The High Time to End Violence against Children initiative aims at connecting the need for action with the willingness and commitment to make a difference. Using ICTs, the Internet and Social Media, it will offer a platform for governments, organizations, institutions, children and adults to express commitment to children’s freedom from violence and support initiatives to prevent and respond to violence.

SRSG Santos Pais presents her annual report before the Human Rights Council


SRSG Santos Pais presents her Annual Report to the Human Rights Council in Geneva on Tuesday, 8th March, during the 31st Session of the Human Rights Council

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SRSG Santos Pais moderates panel during Human Rights Council full day meeting on the Rights of the Child


31th session of the Human Rights Council

Annual full-day meeting on the rights of the child

“Information and communications technology and child sexual exploitation”



Date and venue: 7 March 2016, 9 - 12 a.m. and 3 - 6 p.m., Palais des Nations, Room XX, Geneva

(will be broadcast live and archived on



High-­level Meeting on Implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals Relating to Violence against Children in South Asia

14/03/2016 - 15/03/2016

Objectives of the High-­‐level Round Table Meeting
• To promote a common understanding of why violence against children is essential for sustainable development in the South Asian context and their corresponding targets;

• To promote a common understanding of the distinct and cross-­‐cutting targets related to violence against children;

• Initiate discussion on national and regional policies and practices that may prevent and respond to violence against children and advance implementation of the SDG’s violence related targets and to pursue progress in the follow-­‐up to the UN Study on Violence against Children;

• To promote learning and exchange and to share concrete examples of policy change that address violence against children; and, 

SRSG Santos Pais participates in the launch of Nigeria's Violence against Children Survey

20/02/2016 - 25/02/2016
SRSG Santos Pais visits Abuja and Lagos to support the launch of the Government’s Violence against Children Survey and efforts to implement the Nigerian Year of Action to End Violence Against Children. She will hold discussions with senior officials of the Government of Nigeria and other key stakeholders on the importance of using data and research to shed light on the hidden face of violence and to implement evidence-based policies and campaigns to end violence against children.