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: 

SAIEVAC meeting: Historic step for South Asia’s commitment to prevent and address all forms of violence against children


Kathmandu - The first meeting of the governing body of the South Asia Initiative to End Violence against Children (SAIEVAC) was held in Kathmandu, Nepal, with the participation of the SRSG on Violence
against Children.

Marta Santos Pais congratulated the members of the Board for the historic step for South Asia’s commitment to prevent and address all forms of violence against children.

Marrakesh Declaration: Adoption of a milestone for children's rights


Amman – Participants at an Arab conference on children’s rights today adopted a declaration calling for further action to protect children and promote their rights.

The Marrakesh Declaration came at the end of the Fourth High-Level Arab Conference on Children’s Rights, a three-day event organized by the League of Arab States with the participation of the United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Representative on Violence against Children, UNICEF, government ministers from member countries of the League of Arab States and representatives from non-governmental organizations.

Millions of children face violence and abuse, says Secretary-General’s Special Representative


GENEVA – Despite existing international standards, violence and abuse continue to be a harsh reality for millions of children around the world, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Violence against Children, Marta Santos Pais, said Friday in a message delivered on the anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, and in support of a proposed World Day for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Violence against Children.** An initiative of the Women’s World Summit Foundation, an NGO coalition of women and children organizations.