Cairo Declaration


The Cairo Conference was held to commemorate the 20th anniversaryof the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), which coincides with the 20th anniversary of Egypt’s National Council on Childhood and Motherhood, the national body mandated to coordinate and monitor the realization of the rights of the child in Egypt. The Conference was organised by the Ministry of State for Family and Population of Egypt and co-sponsored by the Organisation of the Islamic Conference (OIC) and UNICEF, with the contribution of a wide range of partners.

Beijing Declaration

Beijing Declaration

 The Beijing Declaration on South-South Cooperation for Child Rights in the Asia Pacific Region

1. We, the delegations of Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, China, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, India, Indonesia, Kiribati, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Malaysia, Republic of Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Samoa, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vanuatu and Viet Nam, assembling to build strong cooperation and effective networking at the High Level Meeting for South-South cooperation for Child Rights in the Asia Pacific Region in Beijing, China, on 4-6 November 2010.

SRSG Message - International Day for Street Children


 SRSG on violence against children, Marta Santos Pais, joins the launch of the first International Day for Street Children (April 12th 2011)

" This International Day is an extraordinary opportunity to reverse this pattern, and to launch an era where the fulfilment of the rights of street children, and their effective protection from violence, can define their universe.

Today is the time to call for urgent action!

The South Asia Initiative to End Violence Against Children (SAIEVAC) Workplan 2010 - 2015


The SAIEVAC strategic plan for 2010–2015 includes time-bound targets to help to monitor periodic progress achieved. This process is overseen by the Governing Body, comprising national coordinators representing the eight Governments in the region, and with leading coordinating responsibilities at the national level, two representatives from civil society organizations and two representatives from the Regional Child Participation Network.

April 12th - SRSG supports first International Day for Street Children


Open Letter:

Across the world millions of street children face a daily struggle of abuse, hunger and exclusion as the international community fails to realise their rights.

In India alone there are an estimated 11 million children living on the streets with no access to the most basic of living conditions, whilst in Rwanda 93% of street girls surveyed are reported rape victims.

This is not an issue that solely affects developing nations. Last year, in Britain an estimated 100,000 children ran away from home, 16,000 of whom slept rough, putting themselves in a position of unimaginable danger.

We believe that the rights of street children cannot be ignored.

SRSG on Violence against Children - Presentation of 2nd Annual Report to the Human Rights Council


Geneva, 8 March 2011- Presentation of the second report of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Violence against Children, Ms. Marta Santos Pais to Human Rights Council and introduction of joint report with Ms. Najat Maalla M'jid, Special Rapporteur on the Sale of Children, Child Prostitution and Child Pornography, on child sensitive reporting, counseling and complain mechanisms.