SRSG eNews

Type: News items
Language: English
Regions:
Settings: Care and justice systems
29/04/2013

29 April 2013 - Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Violence against Children Marta Santos Pais welcomed the adoption by the 23rd session of the United Nations Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice of a resolution calling for model strategies and practical measures on the elimination of violence against children in the field of crime prevention and criminal justice.

The resolution builds upon the...

Type: News items
Language: English
Regions:
Settings:
04/04/2013

The Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Violence against Children, Marta Santos Pais, welcomed the adoption by the United Nations General Assembly of the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT). "This new treaty constitutes a crucial piece in the international normative framework for the protection of children from violence and for the prevention of the detrimental impact of armed violence on children's well being".
...

SRSG Marta Santos Pais Report to the Human Rights Council
Type: News items
Language: English
Regions:
Settings:
08/03/2013

Special Representative of the Secretary General on Violence against Children (SRSG), Marta Santos Pais, continues the presentation of her report to the...

Marta Santos Pais Human Rights Council
Type: News items
Language: English
Regions:
Settings:
08/03/2013

In the annual full day meeting on the rights of the child, the Human Rights Council focused on the right of the child to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of health. The meeting included discussions on the challenges in achieving the full realization of the universal right to health and focused on strengthening the implementation of the right of the child to health and on accountability mechanisms...

Marta Santos Pais presents report to the Human Rights Council
Type: News items
Language: English
Regions:
Settings:
08/03/2013

In an interactive debate, SRSG Marta Santos Pais presented her annual report to the Human Rights Council. The report built upon the General Assembly’s decision from November 2012 to extend the mandate of the SRSG on Violence against Children for a further period of three years.

Ms. Santos Pais highlighted the key achievements during her first mandate period. Over the last three years, she recalled...

Marta Santos Pais Harmful Practices
Type: News items
Language: English
Regions:
Settings:
07/03/2013

On March 7th 2013, as a contribution to the Human Rights Council’s annual discussion on the child’s right to health, the Special Representative and Plan International organized a side-event "Protecting Children from Harmful Practices" in Geneva. The meeting was organized in the framework of the annual day of discussion on the rights of the child to highlight the enormous challenge presented by harmful practices to the...

Marta Santos Pais - Event Optional Protocol to CRC on a Communications Procedure
Type: News items
Language: English
Regions:
Settings:
28/02/2013

On the occasion of the First Anniversary of the signing of the Third Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child

Thursday,28 February 2013 1:15 – 2:30 p.m. (light lunch starting at 12:45pm) ECOSOC Chamber, NLB United Nations, New York.

 
The International Coalition for the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on a Communications...
Marta Santos Pais Optional Protocol
Type: News items
Language: English
Regions:
Settings:
28/02/2013

New York, 28 February 2013 - SRSG Marta Santos Pais called for the rapid entry into force of the Protocol in her address at the event “Making Children’s Voices a Reality: Mobilizing States toward Ratification of the Third Optional Protocol to the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child”. The meeting was organized by the International Coalition for the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the...

Type: News items
Language: English
Regions:
Settings:
03/12/2012

The SRSG welcomes the adoption by the General Assembly of the United Nations of the Omnibus Resolution on the Rights of the Child and reaffirms her strong commitment to pursue her global advocacy work to break the invisibility and impunity surrounding incidents of violence against children across regions.

The Third Committee of the United Nations General Assembly approved by...

Type: News items
Language: English
Regions:
Settings:
20/11/2012

GENEVA / NEW YORK (20 November 2012) – Five top United Nations child rights experts* today urged world Governments to adopt more active measures to protect children from all forms of violence, to prevent the perpetration of crimes against children and to bring to justice those responsible for child sexual exploitation and for the recruitment and use of children in armed conflict.

...