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Follow-up to the outcome of the special session of the General Assembly on children - Report of the Secretary-General

A/70/265
03/08/2015
Summary
 
The present report assesses the steps taken in 2014 to achieve a world fit for children, highlighting the gaps in achievement as well as the strategic shifts necessary to achieve the unmet goals.
The report has been prepared in response to General Assembly resolution S-27/2, adopted at the twenty-seventh special session in 2002, and resolutions 58/282 and 61/272, in which the Assembly requested the Secretary-General to report regularly on progress made in implementing the Plan of Action included in the annex to the resolution entitled “A world fit for children”.

The girl child - Report of the Secretary-General

A/70/267
04/08/2016
Summary
 
The present report responds to the request of the General Assembly in its resolution 68/146 that the Secretary-General submit a report on the implementation of the resolution. It contains a brief overview of international obligations and global commitments with respect to the girl child. It addresses progress and challenges in areas such as poverty, equity, education, health, nutrition, water, sanitation and hygiene, HIV and AIDS, protection from violence, abuse and exploitation, child participation and human rights education

SRSG Santos Pais participates in First Regional Summit on Digital Literacy and Citizenship "Technology for a Better World" - Buenos Aires 5-6 November 2015

SRSG Santos Pais participates in First Regional Summit on Digital Literacy
05/11/2015 - 06/11/2015

SRSG Santos Pais participates as keynote speaker at the First Regional Summit on Digital Literacy and Citizenship "Technology for a Better World" which takes place on November 5th and 6th in Tecnopolis, Buenos Aires, Argentina. The promotion of a safe, inclusive and empowering digital agenda for children is a key priority for the mandate and indispensable strategy to protect children from violence.

With the challenge of ensuring that children and teenagers can interact with ICT (Information and Communications Technology) without violence, and to promote the exercise of their rights to a safe, responsible and meaningful use of them, we intend to organize this unique event for the call and the integration of different social actors.

Expert Consultation on Strengthening Communities to secure children's right to freedom from violence

EXPERT CONSULTATION

Strengthening Communities to Secure Children's Right to Freedom from Violence

Klaekken, Norway

3 – 4 September 2015

 

 

SRSG Santos Pais concludes a two-day international consultation on the Protection of Children from Armed Violence in the Community

SRSG Santos Pais concludes a two-day international consultation in Honduras
08/07/2015

The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General on Violence against Children, in cooperation with UNICEF and the Government of Honduras, convened an International Expert Consultation on Children’s Right to Protection from Armed Violence in the Community. Held in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, the meeting gathered representatives from national governments, UN agencies, regional organizations, research institutions and civil society; as well as children and young people.

SRSG Santos Pais acknowledges Solomon Islands Government commitment in enacting child protection legislation

Marta Santos Pais with Prime Minister of Solomon Islands, HE Mannaseh Sogavare
21/05/2015

HONIARA, 21 May 2015 - Concluding a three day visit to the Solomon Islands, the SRSG commended the government for the expression of its strong commitment to the prevention and elimination of violence against children through the enactment of legislation, policy reform and increased budgetary allocations for children. During her visit, the SRSG met the Prime Minister H.E. Mannaseh Sogavare and other high level officials, including the Minister of Foreign Affairs and External Trade, the Minister of Women, Youth, Children and Family Affairs, the Minister of Justice, and the Police Commissioner.

“Let’s connect for a safe, empowering and inclusive Internet”

09/02/2015

GENEVA (9 February 2015) –Top United Nations experts on children’s rights and on freedom of expression join the voices of children, parents, teachers, policymakers, law enforcement, industry and civil society in their call to create a better and safe Internet.  

Speaking ahead of the global Safer Internet Day, the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General on Violence against Children, Marta Santos Pais; the Special Rapporteur on sale and sexual exploitation of children, Maud de Boer-Buquicchio; and the Special Rapporteur on freedom of expression, David Kaye, call on States and the IT industry to tackle head on online child sexual abuse and exploitation, while protecting the right to freedom of expression of both children and adults.

SRSG speaks on "Children, Sport and Development" event at United Nations, New York

Marta Santos Pais children, sport, development
15/12/2014

New York, 15 December 2014 - The Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Violence against Children participated in a high-level event “Children, Sport and Development – CRC@25: achievements and looking to post-2015”, at the Trusteeship Council Chamber at the United Nations headquarters in New York.

Co-organized in the framework of the 25th anniversary of the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child by the Permanent Missions of Italy and Jamaica, the Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Violence against Children, UNICEF and the United Nations Office on Sport for Development and Peace, the event aimed to promote the right of the child to sports and its positive contribution to children’s health, education, development and well-being, while noting its associated risks.

Celebration of the 25th Anniversary of the CRC - Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Violence against Children, Marta Santos Pais

20/11/2014

New York, 20 November 2014 - Today as the world celebrates the 25th anniversary of the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, we reflect on its continuing relevance and how far its solemn promises are being kept. In 1989, a compelling vision for a better world for children was carefully and comprehensively set out in the Convention’s 54 articles and embraced by the international community. The world has changed immensely since 1989 but the ethos of the Convention endures.

The Girl Summit Charter on Ending FGM and Child, Early and Forced Marriage

22/07/2014
THE GIRL SUMMIT CHARTER ON ENDING FGM AND CHILD, EARLY AND FORCED MARRIAGE!
 
No one should be forced into marriage, or made to marry while still a child. 
 
No girl or woman should have to endure the physical and psychological effects of female genital mutilation. 
 
These practices violate the fundamental rights of all girls and women to live free from violence and discrimination.