Mapeo Región América del Sur Implementación de las Recomendaciones del Estudio Mundial sobre la Violencia contra los Niños y Niñas (South America Roadmap on follow-up on Implementation of Recommendations of the UN Study on Violence against Children)
La violencia contra la niñez y adolescencia en América Latina y el Caribe ha llegado a adquirir proporciones
epidémicas en la actualidad. Las últimas investigaciones nos confirman que durante el año
2010, el 31% de los homicidios (16 homicidios cada 100.000 habitantes) se llevaron a cabo en esta
región, lo que significa el doble del promedio mundial.
América Latina y el Caribe es la segunda región del mundo luego de África que tiene una tasa de
17 homicidios cada 100.000 habitantes. De los 14 países en el mundo que sobrepasan la tasa de 30
homicidios cada 100.000 personas, 7 pertenecen a la región. El país con la mayor tasa de homicidios
en el mundo es El Salvador, en una lista en la que figuran países como Jamaica, Honduras, Colombia,
Venezuela, Guatemala y Belice.
New York, 17 October, 2012 – SRSG Santos Pais welcomed the strong normative human rights foundation for safeguarding the rights of indigenous children at a side event co-organized by the Permanent Missions of Uruguay and European Union to the United Nations with the support of World Vision, Plan International and the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues.
Ms. Santos Pais highlighted the special significance for indigenous children of the adoption of the new third Optional Protocol to the Convention on a Communications Procedure that will allow children to bring complaints to the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child. The Protocol enables indigenous to seek justice in case of violation of their rights, including when incidents of violence take place.
SRSG launches new study on children’s protection from harmful practices on the occasion of the International Day of the Girl Child
As the world came together to commemorate the first International Day of the Girl Child, the Special Representative on Violence against Children, the Government of Angola and Plan International co-organized an interactive panel discussion on protecting children from harmful practices in plural legal systems, where national legislation is in place alongside customary and religious laws.
As representatives of various religious communities gathered at the Religions for Peace VIII World Assembly in Kyoto, Japan, we are committed to confront the reality of violence that affects children in our societies. We offer our support to mobilizing the international community through the United Nations Study on Violence against Children to address these critical issues, and we are ready to work in partnership with governments, UN agencies, and other civil society actors to implement the recommendations of this study.
Prevention of and responses to violence against children within the juvenile justice system - High-level panel discussion
High-level Panel Discussion on Prevention of and responses to violence against children within the juvenile justice system held on Monday, 8 October 2012, from 13.15 to 14.30, in Conference Room 1, North Lawn Building, UN Headquarters, New York.
Event hosted by the Government of Thailand and co-organized with the Government of Austria, UNODC, OHCHR and SRSG on Violence against Children.
Event chaired by Her Royal Highness Princess Bajrakitiyabha Mahidol of Thailand, Chairperson of the Commission on Crime and Criminal Justice.
Round Table: Children with Disabilities - 5th session of the Conference of States Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
Hendrietta Bogopane-Zulu, Deputy Minister of Women, Children and People with Disabilities, Government of South Africa
Marta Santos Pais, Special Represenative of the UN Secretary-General on Violence against Children
Nick Alipui, Director, UNICEF
Jenny Nilsson, World Federation of the Deaf, President, Youth Section
Ximena Rivas, Director of the National Service for Disabilities and Vice-President of CEDDIS
High-level Panel Discussion on Prevention of and responses to violence against children within the juvenile justice system
The event was co-organized by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), the Office of the High-Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) and the SRSG on Violence against Children, with the support of the Governments of Austria and Thailand. The panel discussion was chaired by Her Royal Highness Princess Bajrakitiyabha Mahidol of Thailand, Chairperson of the Commission on Crime and Criminal Justice and counted on the participation of experts from the United Nations, USA and the Council of Europe.
The three UN partners launched a report which was informed by the Expert Consultation on the prevention of and responses to violence against children within the juvenile justice system, held in January 2012 in Vienna.
New York, 2 October 2012 - Forty States either signed or ratified international treaties on a range of issues, from protecting children from violence to promoting the rights of persons with disabilities, during the annual high-level event that accompanies the opening of the United Nations General Assembly.
“States have again manifested their firm belief in the importance of international treaty law,” the Under-Secretary-General for Legal Affairs and UN Legal Counsel, Patricia O’Brien, said about the week-long 2012 Treaty Event, which wrapped up today at UN Headquarters.
It is only by ratifying, accepting, acceding to, or expressing consent to be bound that a State is actually bound by an international agreement. This year’s event resulted in 87 treaty actions – 30 ratifications, 24 accessions, four acceptances and two consents to be bound, all of which represent the step of becoming party to a treaty.
SRSG welcomes the ratification by Gabon and Thailand of the new Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child allowing for a complaints procedure for children
"I strongly welcome the historic ratification by Gabon and Thailand of this important child rights treaty. These are the two first States to ratify the the Optional Protocol on a Communications Procedure.
The Protocol allows children to bring complaints to the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child on violations of their rights.
The ratification of the Optional Protocol by Gabon and Thailand is a very promising start in the process of effective safeguard of children's rights, including children's freedom from violence, which the new protocol aims to achieve.I am confident this will be a strong encouragement to move swiftly towards its universal ratification.
In support of this process, my office is issuing together with the Special Rapporteur on the Sale of Children, Child Pornography and Child Prostitution, an advocacy tool to contribute to the entry into force and effective implementation of this treaty.
SRSG welcomes progress in the ratification process of the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the Sale of Children, Child Prostitution and Child Pornography
NEW YORK, 24 September 2012 - The Special Representative of the Secretary General on Violence against Children, Marta Santos Pais, welcomed today the ratification of the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the Sale of Children, Child Prostitution and Child Pornography, by Indonesia, deposited by the Foreign Minister, Dr. Natalegawa. The event was hosted by Patricia O'Brien, Under Secretary-General for Legal Affairs and the UN Legal Counsel.
“The Government of Indonesia is to be congratulated for joining the 158 States which are parties to the Protocol. This is a strong expression of commitment to protect children from violence and prevent the risk of their exploitation as victims of sale, prostitution or pornography. I want to express firm commitment to collaborate with the Government of Indonesia in fulfilling the obligations established by the Optional Protocol”.