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Millions of girls and boys worldwide are victims of sexual exploitation.
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14/04/2014

14 April 2014 – United Nations child rights experts today hailed a new treaty that allows children to complain directly to the world body about alleged violations of their rights.

The treaty, known as the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on a Communications Procedure, entered into force today – three months after...

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19/09/2013

19 September 2013 – United Nations officials today urged Member States that have not done so to ratify the Convention on the Rights of Child and its three Optional Protocols, stressing that this is vital to protect children from abuse and mistreatment worldwide.

“Millions of children around the globe suffer daily from violence, exploitation and abuse. Ignored by...

Business Ghana - "Ghana hosts meeting on Violence Against Children"
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03/09/2013

About 100 children and young people from 13 countries in West and Central Africa are in Accra to deliberate on issues on Violence Against Children.

The five-day, conference which opens on Tuesday, September 3, would be attended by Marta Santos Pais, the UN Special Representative of the Secretary General (SRSG) on Violence Against Children (VAC).

The conference aims...

Thompson Reuters Foundation - "Children and Youth to meet UN Special Representat
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Africa
03/09/2013

Accra (Ghana): About 100 children and youth from 13 countries in West and Central Africa have gathered in Accra this week to meet the UN Special Representative of the Secretary General(SRSG) on Violence against Children (VAC), Marta Santos Pais. They will discuss the issue of harmful practices that violate the rights of children and young people in the...

La Prensa Grafica - Entrevista SRSG Marta Santos Pais - "La violencia contra la
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01/07/2013

La dignataria instó a contar con una política integral de Estado con visión a largo plazo y recomendó visibilizar este fenómeno y su impacto devastador; asimismo, urgió invertir en la niñez.

 

La representante especial del secretario general de Naciones Unidas sobre Violencia contra los Niños, Marta Santos Pais, visitó El Salvador para ver de primera mano los avances, las deudas y los retos que tiene por delante el...

Maldives approaching ‘critical juncture’ with upcoming elections – UN official
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09/05/2013

9 May 2013 – The upcoming elections in the Maldives represent an important opportunity to move forward with its democratic transition, a senior United Nations official stressedtoday, as he wrapped up a three-day visit to the country.

“We are...

Marta Santos Pais Ending corporal punishment of children
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31/01/2013

Six years after the launch of the UN Global Study on violence against children, child rights experts reviewed the global progress in prohibiting corporal punishment of children, and analysed the remaining challenges in fully respecting their dignity and physical integrity.

“Violence against children, including corporal punishment, is a violation of the rights of the child. It conflicts with the child’s human dignity and the...

sott.net (Costa Rica) - "Epidemia" de violencia mata en América Latina a 80.000
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30/10/2012

"Infelizmente estamos en la región más violenta del mundo, donde 80.000 niños mueren (al año) por malos tratos", denunció la representante especial del Secretario de Naciones Unidas sobre Violencia contra los Niños, la portuguesa Martha Santos.

La experta participó en San José en el seminario "Violencia infantil: fenómeno global que urge erradicar", en el marco de la XVII Asamblea General de la Federación...

PANI - Costa Rica: Adolescentes comparten con especialista de Naciones Unidas so
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26/10/2012
San José, 26 de octubre del 2012. En la sesión del  Consejo Nacional de la Niñez y la Adolescencia (CNNA), de este jueves 25 de octubre, la Presidenta Ejecutiva del PANI, Licda. Iris Arias Angulo, recibió a la señora Marta Santos País, Representante Especial del Secretario General de Naciones Unidas para el...
Marta Santos Pais- Costa Rica: “Epidemia” de violencia causa la muerte de 80
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25/10/2012

(Valencia, 25 octubre. Noticias24 Carabobo) Los países latinoamericanos enfrentan una “epidemia” de violencia infantil que causa la muerte de unos 80.000 niños al año, ante lo que se requieren medidas preventivas y mucha información, afirmaron hoy expertos iberoamericanos reunidos en Costa Rica.

“Infelizmente estamos en la región más violenta del mundo, donde 80.000 niños...