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Launch of Cambodia National Survey on Violence against Children - Phnom Penh - 2
SRSG Mission
East Asia and Pacific

SRSG Santos Pais initiated today a three-day visit to Cambodia to participate in the launch of the findings of a survey conducted in 2013 on violence against children across the country. The event will take pace on Wednesday, October 22th, in Phnom Penh.

Cambodia is the first country in East Asia and the Pacific region to conduct a survey to provide data on the prevalence...

SRSG thematic report on ‘Releasing children’s potential and minimizing risks
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The Panel Discussion was co-organized by the Special Representative and the Government of Costa Rica in cooperation with UNICEF and aimed to:

• Launch the thematic report of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Violence against Children “Releasing children’s potential and minimizing risks - ICTs, the Internet and Violence against Children”; 

• Share good practices...

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Interactive Panel Discussion on ‘The Rights of the Child in the post-2015 development agenda’ organized by the Delegation of the European Union to the UN, the Permanent Mission of Uruguay and UNICEF, and moderated by the SRSG Santos Pais.


Amina Mohammed, Special Advisor of the Secretary-General on Post- 2015 Development Planning
Csaba Kőrösi, Permanent Representative of Hungary to the UN (former co-...

SRSG Santos Pais Presentation of Annual Report before the Third Committee
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The present annual report provides, pursuant to General Assembly resolution 68/147, an overview of major developments promoted by the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Violence against Children to sustain and scale up efforts to safeguard children’s freedom from violence.


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Panel discussion on "Children Deprived of Liberty: The Call for a Global Study"
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Care and justice systems

SRSG Santos Pais participates as keynote speaker in a panel discussion on ‘The Call for the Global Study on Children Deprived of Liberty’. The event is organized by Defense for Children International (DCI), the NGO Panel for the Global Study on Children Deprived of Liberty and the Permanent Missions of Ethiopia, Norway, Qatar and Uruguay to the UN.

H.E. Mr. Gonzalo Koncke, Permanent Representative of...

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  • H.E. Mr. Jean-Grancis Regis Zinsou, Permanent Representative of Benin to the United Nations
  • Ms. Diah Saminarsih, Assistant Special Envoy of the President of Indonesia on the Millennium Development Goals for Programme Planning and Community Partnerships
  • H.E. Mr. David Donoghue, Permanent Representative of Ireland to the United Nations...
27th Regular Session of the Human Rights Council - Ending violence against child
SRSG Mission

The panel discussion offered a unique opportunity to advance progress in the implementation of the recommendations of the UN Study on violence against children, elaborated by Paulo Sérgio Pinheiro and presented to the General Assembly in 2006, and address concerns at a high level discussion with States. The panel discussion reaffirmed the role of the Human Rights Council its global efforts to fight violence...

SRSG Santos Pais at XXth ISPCAN International Congress on Child Abuse & Neglect
SRSG Mission
14/09/2014 - 17/09/2014

The theme for the XXth ISPCAN International Congress will be "Towards child-centered societies: Learn from the past, act for the future.”


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Girl Summit 2014 - A future free from FGM and Child and Forced Marriage
SRSG Mission

On July 22nd, SRSG Santos Pais will participate in the Girl Summit held in London, UK. The Girl Summit will rally a global movement to end child, early and forced marriage and FGM for all girls within a generation. Doing this will help preserve girls' childhoods, promote their education, reduce their exposure to violence and abuse, and allow them to fulfil their...

Cross-Regional Meeting for Advancing the Protection of Children from Violence -
SRSG Mission
30/06/2014 - 01/07/2014

ORGANIZED BY: SRSG on Violence against Children and Government of Jamaica

PARTICIPATION OF: Regional Organizations - Caribbean Community (CARICOM), Council of the Baltic Sea States, Council of Europe, Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, League of Arab States, South Asia Initiative to End Violence against Children United Nations: UNICEF Government Agencies...