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Tehran Times - Violence against children is underestimated: UNICEF
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06/07/2011

Around the world, between 500 million and 1.5 billion children suffer some form of violence every year. A new report from UNICEF details how the world is failing the most vulnerable members of society.

Each year about 70 percent of all children worldwide are victims of violence in one of its many forms, including beatings said the UN Special Representative on violence against children, Marta Santos Pais, in Berlin recently.

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Violence against Children Still a Global Challenge
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04/07/2011

United Nations officials spoke in Germany about contemporary problems with violence against children in Germany and across the world.

The United Nations’ Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has warned that violence against children may be underestimated. According to a new report, some 500 million to 1....

Spiegel Online: Marta Santos Pais
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30/06/2011

 

Sexuelle Erniedrigung, Schläge, Zwangsarbeit: Gewalt gegen Kinder ist allgegenwärtig, vor allem in armen Ländern. In Europa ist die Situation besser - doch auch hier sind Übergriffe laut Unicef keine Ausnahme. Allein in Deutschland nahmen die Jugendämter 33.700 Minderjährige in Obhut.

Hamburg - Laurent* aus der...

Focus online Marta Santos Pais
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30/06/2011

 

Missbrauch und Schläge: Der Unicef-Report 2011 offenbart, dass weltweit bis zu 1,5 Milliarden Kinder körperlich missbraucht werden. Die Kinderschutzorganisation moniert, dass zu wenige Staaten ihre kleinen Bürger per Gesetz schützen.

Statt Hausarrest und Fernsehverbot setzt es Schläge: Der Unicef-Kinderreport 2011 offenbart, dass in Entwicklungs- und Schwellenländern drei von vier unter 14-Jährigen in ihren Familien...
Panel discussion on engaging faith-based organizations- Marta Santos Pais
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30/06/2011

NEW YORK- The Permanent Representative of Chile to the UN, H.E. Mr. Octavio Errazuriz, opened this lunch time programme in Conference Room 2. Also participating were Ms. Marta Santos Pais, Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Violence Against Children; Dr. Susan Bissell, Associate Director, Child Protection Section, Propgramme Division, UNICEF; Mr. Kul Chandra Gautam, Convening Chair, World Day of...

Panel Discussion on Engaging Faith-Based Organizations to "Stop Violence against
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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.

 

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UN FOCUSES ON RIGHTS FOR CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES
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18/06/2011

NEW YORK- Presentations by a variety of stakeholders discussed issues around the rights of children with disabilities today at UN Headquarters. The session was sponsored by the European Union, UNICEF and a number of civil society organizations, including the International Disability Alliance, Save the Children and Handicapped International.

Ms. Akiko Ito, Chief of the Secretariat for the Convention on the Rights of...

Media Global: Syria’s children suffer as the regime attempts to hold onto power
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17/06/2011

Graphic evidence has surfaced of the detainment, torture, and murder of children during the Syrian uprisings, prompting a distressed international community to appeal to the Syrian government. Despite
Syria’s commitments to uphold the protection of its children, eyewitness reports and video footage circulating the internet reveal a level of violence that violates the rights of children.

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08/06/2011

Photo: @UNICEF/Ethiopia/2011/Mwangi

By Anthony Mwangi
UNICEF Ethiopia

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia – About 50 high level participants from Ethiopia, the African Union Commission, UN agencies, international organizations and civil society attended the African Universal Ratification Campaign at the end of May in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

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30/05/2011

Saludo presentado por la Representante Especial del Secretario General de las Naciones Unidas sobre la Violencia contra los Niños

Concurso Tecnología Sí 2011

Buenos Aires, Argentina - Es para mi una gran alegría saludarles en esta Ceremonia de premiación del Concurso Tecnologia Sí organizado por Save the Children y Google. Quisiera igualmente expresar mi profunda satisfacción por el liderazgo...