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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.

Second Annual Report to the 66th Session of the General Assembly - 2011

02/08/2011

The second annual report of the SRSG to the General Assembly is available. The report identifies areas to which the Special Representative will devote special attention namely (a) promoting the universal ratification of the Optional Protocols to the Convention on the Rights of the Child; (b) further consolidating regional governance structures on violence against children; (c) pursuing the series of expert consultations on violence-related topics; and (d) conducting a global survey to assess progress and inform further action in the area of preventing and responding to violence.

 

South Sudan becomes 30th country to prohibit all forms of violence against children

South Sudan becomes 30th country to prohibit all forms of violence against child
29/07/2011

With the achievement of independence on 9 July, South Sudan can now be recognized as the 30th country to prohibit all forms of violence against children, including by parents. Prohibiting legislation was originally enacted in 2005 under the Interim Government of South Sudan, in article 21 of the Interim Constitution of Southern Sudan. Prohibition was subsequently confirmed in article 21 of the Child Act (2008).

SRSG statement on the attacks in Norway

SRSG statement on the attacks in Norway
25/07/2011

The Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Violence against Children expresses her deep shock and condemnation of the violent and senseless attacks targeting innocent victims in Oslo and the indiscriminate shooting of young people who were peacefully assembled in a summer camp outside the city. Many teenagers were killed and many others wounded.

Violence against children is morally repulsive and can never be justified.

The Special Representative expresses her condolences to the families of the victims, and to the Government and people of Norway.

 

  

Marta Santos Pais, Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Violence against Children

UN webcast: Panel Discussion on Engaging Faith-Based Organizations to "Stop Violence against Children"

Panel Discussion on Engaging Faith-Based Organizations to "Stop Violence against
24/06/2011

Panel Discussion on Engaging Faith-Based Organizations to "Stop Violence against Children"
The panel was organized by the World Day of Prayer and Action for Children , under the auspices of the Permanent Mission of Chile to the United Nations, in cooperation with UNICEF and the Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Violence against Children.

 

United Nations Webcast Video