SRSG Santos Pais is visiting Malawi from 22 – 26 March 2015 to support the launch of a new study, commissioned by the Ministry of Gender, Children, Disability and Social Welfare, on the prevalence of violence against children in the country. She will hold discussions with senior officials of the Government of Malawi, Parliamentarians and other key stakeholders, including civil society representatives, on the importance of using data and research to shed light on the hidden reality of violence against children and to implement an evidence-based policy agenda to protect children from all forms of violence.
11 March, 2015 - Clustered Interactive dialogue Item 3 - Promotion and protection of all human rights, civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights, including the right to development:
- Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Violence against Children A/HRC/28/55
Human Rights Council Session: SRSG Santos Pais calls for sustainable and effective action to address violence against children
Geneva, 9-13 March 2015
"The elimination of violence against children cannnot be a dream of a few, it needs to be a cause for all", SRSG Santos Pais urged the Human Rights Council in Geneva.
SRSG Santos Pais presented in Geneva her annual report to the 28th Session of the Human Rights Council and participated in various debates and events taking place during this week, particularly focused on children’s rights and their protection from violence.
Santos Pais called governments and partners to:
The present annual report reviews, pursuant to General Assembly resolution 68/147, key initiatives promoted by the Special Representative. It builds on the twenty-fifth anniversary of the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child and the shaping of the post-2015 development agenda, and highlights the potential and risks associated with children’s use of new information and communication technologies.
1. 2014 marked the twenty-fifth anniversary of the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, which provided significant opportunities to mobilize enhanced support for children’s protection from violence. During the year, three important processes gained special relevance for children and countries across regions.
Proposed programme budget for the biennium 2014-2015
Report of the Fifth Committee*
Rapporteur: Mr. Ken Siah (Singapore)
1. At its 2nd plenary meeting, on 20 September 2013, the General Assembly, on the recommendation of the General Committee, decided to include in the agenda of its sixty-eighth session the item entitled “Proposed programme budget for the biennium 2014-2015” and to allocate it to the Fifth Committee.
Resolution adopted by the General Assembly on 27 December 2013
[on the report of the Fifth Committee (A/68/689)]
68/246. Questions relating to the proposed programme budget for the biennium 2014–2015
The General Assembly,
Reaffirming its resolutions 41/213 of 19 December 1986, 42/211 of 21 December 1987, 45/248 B, section VI, of 21 December 1990, 55/231 of 23 December 2000, 56/253 of 24 December 2001, 58/269 and 58/270 of 23 December 2003, 59/276, section XI, of 23 December 2004, 60/283 of 7 July 2006, 61/263 of 4 April 2007, 62/236 of 22 December 2007, 63/262 of 24 December 2008, 64/243 of 24 December 2009, 65/259 of 24 December 2010, 66/246 and 66/247 of 24 December 2011, 66/258 of 9 April 2012 and 67/248 of 24 December 2012,
Reports Third Committee to the Pleenary (69th Session United Nations General Assembly) here
Agenda item 105
Crime prevention and criminal justice
Report of the Third Committee
1. At its 2nd plenary meeting, on 19 September 2014, the General Assembly, on the recommendation of the General Committee, decided to include in the agenda of its sixty-ninth session the item entitled “Crime prevention and criminal justice” and to allocate it to the Third Committee.
2. The Third Committee considered the item at its 5th, 6th, 7th, 15th, 26th, 42nd, 52nd and 54th meetings, on 9, 10, 16 and 23 October and on 6, 24 and 25 November 2014. At its 5th, 6th and 7th meetings, on 9 and 10 October, the Commite held a general discussion on the item jointly with item 106, entitled “International drug control”. An account of the Comitee’s discussion is contained in the relevant summary records (A/C.3/69/SR.5-7, 15, 26, 42, 52 and 54).
1. At its 2nd plenary meeting, on 19 September 2014, the General Assembly, on the recommendation of the General Committee, decided to include in the agenda of its sixty-ninth session the item entitled:
Promotion and protection of the rights of children:
(a) Promotion and protection of the rights of children;
(b) Follow-up to the outcome of the special session on children and to allocate it to the Third Committee.