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Marta Santos Pais Caribbean and Latin America meeting
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19/10/2012

Representatives of MERCOSUR, the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and of the Government of the Dominican Republic, alongside the Latin America and the Caribbean Movement for Children (MMI LAC) gathered in New York in an event organized with the SRSG on Violence against Children on protection of children from violence. The event was sponsored by the Governments of Brazil, Uruguay, Bahamas and the Dominican Republic and...

Marta Santos Pais Harmful Practices
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11/10/2012

As the world came together to commemorate the first International Day of the Girl Child, the Special Representative on Violence against Children, the Government of Angola and Plan International co-organized an interactive panel discussion on protecting children from harmful practices in plural legal systems, where national legislation is in place alongside customary and religious laws.

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Marta Santos Pais Juvenile Justice
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08/10/2012

The event was co-organized by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), the Office of the High-Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) and the SRSG on Violence against Children, with the support of the Governments of Austria and Thailand. The panel discussion was chaired by Her Royal Highness Princess Bajrakitiyabha Mahidol of Thailand, Chairperson of the Commission on Crime and Criminal...

Dr Natalegawa Marta Santos Pais Ratification Indonesia Protocol Sale of Children
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24/09/2012

NEW YORK, 24 September 2012 - The Special Representative of the Secretary General on Violence against Children, Marta Santos Pais, welcomed today the ratification of the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the Sale of Children, Child Prostitution and Child Pornography, by Indonesia, deposited by the Foreign Minister, Dr. Natalegawa. The event was hosted by Patricia O'Brien, Under Secretary-...

Marta Santos Pais Round Table Children with Disabilities
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13/09/2012

SRSG Santos Pais participated in a roundtable discussion on children with disabilities during the fifth session of the Conference of States Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, alongside with Ms. Hendrietta Bogopane-Zulu, Deputy Minister of Women, Children and People with Disabilities of South Africa, UNICEF and civil society representatives.

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Photo: Blog "Inversion en la Infancia" Marta Santos Pais Consultation Peru
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28/08/2012

The question of violence against young children took center-stage at an expert consultation organized by the SRSG on Violence against Children, the Government of Peru, the Bernard van Leer Foundation, UNICEF and the Global Movement for Children of Latin America and the Caribbean. The consultation included the participation of leading policy and academic institutions, government representatives, international...

Expert Consultation on Prevention Violence against Children Marta Santos Pais
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27/08/2012

The Expert Consultation aimed to identify achievements, persistent challenges and to formulate strategies for the prevention and response to all forms of violence against girls and boys in early childhood. The consultation had a global and regional dimension.

The meeting was broadcasted in English and Spanish in www.inversionenlainfancia.net and...

Message from Marta Santos Pais International Day of World’s Indigenous Peoples
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09/08/2012

The past years have been marked by a strengthening of the rights of indigenous peoples, including the rights of indigenous children. Together with other international standards, the Convention on the Rights of the Child and its Optional Protocols remain a crucial reference in this regard. The new third Optional Protocol to the Convention on a Communications Procedure will allow children to bring complaints to the United Nations Committee on...

Marta Santos Pais harmful practices consultation Ethiopia
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14/06/2012

Law Reform, community dialogue and social mobilization are key strategies to prevent and promote the abandonment of harmful practices against children these were crucial strategies identified by the International Expert Consultation held in Addis-Ababa, Ethiopia, hosted by the SRSG on Violence against Children and Plan International, and co-organized with the African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child, the Committee...

Marta Santos Pais Message World Day against Child Labour
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12/06/2012

I welcome the celebration today of the World Day against Child Labour, which is an opportunity to renew our commitment to end the plight of the more than 215 million children worldwide who are still trapped in child labour and denied their basic human rights.
 
The exploitation of children through labour, in particular its worst forms, is a major obstacle to realizing the dream of a world where violence against children has...