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League of Arab States meets in Doha, Qatar, to review progress in follow-up to the UN Study on Violence against Children

26/10/2011

 The SRSG participated in the meeting organized by the  Follow up Committee on Monitoring the Implementation of the Recommendations of the UNSG's Study on Violence against Children that also counted on the participation of representatives from all Member States from the League of Arab States (LAS).

The meeting followed the high-level roundtable organized by the SRSG in New York, during which the LAS Comparative Report on Implementing the Recommendations of the UN Study on Violence against Children was launched. The study provides a comprehensive analytical review of developments in the Arab region and an agenda for action in the future.

Regional organizations establish strategic cooperation mechanism to prevent violence against children

Regional organizations establish cooperation mechanism to prevent violence
12/10/2011

 New York, 12 October 2011– A joint statement from regional organizations working on protection of children from violence was adopted, on Tuesday 11 October, at a roundtable discussion at the United Nations Headquarters.

The roundtable discussion was organized by the Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Violence against Children (SRSG on VAC), and is the first-ever meeting of regional organizations and institutions on violence against children. The meeting built upon the process of follow-up to the United Nations Study on Violence against Children in which regional organizations and institutions play a pivotal role.

High Level Round Table on the Role of Regional Organizations and Institutions in the Protection of Children from Violence

11/10/2011

The roundtable is organized by the Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Violence against Children and builds upon the process of follow-up to the United Nations Study on Violence against Children in which regional organizations and institutions play a pivotal role. 

Significant regional studies and analytical reviews promoted by regional organizations, including the League of Arab States, MERCOSUR Permanent Commission and the South Asia Initiative to End Violence against Children will be launched during the event.

The roundtable aims to promote ratification and implementation of international regional instruments on the prevention and elimination of violence against children, including those developed by the Council of Europe

DPI / NGO Briefing: Violence Against Children - SRSG Marta Santos Pais

16/12/2010

DPI/ NGO Briefing: “May I Ask a Question, Madame Special Representative of the Secretary-General?” 

Ms. Marta Santos Pais, Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Violence Against Children

New Zealand and San Marino become the latest countries to ratify the Optional Protocol on the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography

San Marino ratifies Optional Protocol on the sale of children, child pornography
26/09/2011

The Special Representative of the Secretary General on Violence against Children, Marta Santos Pais, welcomes the recent ratifications by New Zealand and San Marino of the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the Sale of Children, Child Prostitution and Child Pornography.

In a Treaty Event, held at the United Nations on the occasion of the ratification of the Protocol by San Marino, the Special Representative said, “the ratification of the Protocol by San Marino is a crucial step to strengthen children’s protection from sexual exploitation and to support international cooperation efforts to fight impunity for these serious crimes.”

Communication from the Commission - Towards an EU strategy on the rights of the child

COM/2006/0367
04/07/2006

Towards a Strategy on the Rights of the Child

The European Commission proposes a strategy to effectively promote and safeguard the rights of the child in the European Union's internal and external policies and to support Member States' efforts in this field.

Commission communication of 4 July 2006 - Towards an EU strategy on the rights of the child

SUMMARY

Children's rights form an integral part of the human rights that the EU is bound to respect under the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and its Optional Protocols, the Millennium Development Goals and the European Convention on Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms (ECHR). In addition, the EU explicitly recognised children's rights in the European Charter of Fundamental Rights.

SRSG praises Tanzania’s pioneering work in data and research on violence against children

Marta Santos Pais meets Vice President of Tanzania H.E Dr. Mohamed Gharib Bilal
20/09/2011

 On a four day visit to Tanzania, the Special Representative of the Secretary General on Violence Against Children, Marta Santos Pais, welcomed the ground breaking national study on violence against children, and the strategic priority responses announced by the Government to address the findings of the study.

The study was based on interviews with 6000 young people between 13 and 24 years of age and conducted by a Multi Sector Task Force with the participation of leading ministries, the Commission for Human Rights and Good Governance (CHRGG), UN agencies and civil society organizations. The study was supported by UNICEF and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.