SRSG urges countries to adopt measures to protect children


In this video, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Violence against Children, Marta Santos Pais, talks about the progress made in the 10 years since the adoption of the Optional Protocols to the CRC.

SRSG and Council of Europe call for urgent action to stop sexual violence against children


New York - The Deputy Secretary-General of the Council of Europe, Ms. Maud de Boer-Buquicchio joined forces with the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on violence against children, Marta Santos Pais, at a UN panel discussion in New York.

Both high officials are avid campaigners for children’s rights. In her speech, Ms. de Boer-Buquicchio called for an urgent action to eliminate all forms of sexual violence against children.

SRSG Newsletter 1 - January 2011

SRSG Newsletter 1

October 2010 - January 2011

  • Marrakesh Declaration
  • Beijing Declaration
  • South Asian Initiative to End Violence Against Children (SAIEVAC)
  • Cooperation for Child Rights in the Asia-Pacific Region
  • Follow up to Brazil World Congress against Sexual Exploitation
  • COE Campaign to Stop Sexual Violence against Children
  • West African Youth Say “No” to Violence against Children
  • Expert consultation: Child - Sensitive Counselling, Reporting and Complaint Mechanisms
  • Panel and Round table discussions

Children in Extreme Poverty and victims of violence are at a double disadvantage


New York - Extreme poverty and violence against children were centre stage in a panel discussion held during the 49th Session of the UN Commission for Social Development and the UNICEF Executive Board meeting.

The event was co-organized by UNICEF, the SRSG on Violence against Children, ATD Fourth World, with the support of the Government of Bangladesh and counted on the participation of a youth representative of the Tapori children’s movement.

SRSG visits Ghana for the Youth Network Forum


Commemorating the first anniversary of her mandate, SRSG Santos Pais met in Ghana with more than 80 children from the West African region, to assess the impact of violence on their lives and about ways of promoting children’s participation to prevent and respond to all forms of violence, and to ensure children’s voices are heard in the follow up process to the UN Study on Violence against Children.

SRSG Violence against Children Newsletter - January 2011


Newsletter SRSG-VAC - January 2011

The SRSG has prepared her first SRSG Newsletter for the period of October 2010 to January 2011. The following issues are covered in this edition: