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SRSG joins launch of Study on Violence against Children in Malawi
SRSG Mission

Lilongwe, Malawi. 25th March 2015– 2 out of every 3 Malawians experience violence in childhood, 1 in every 5 girls were sexually abused before they celebrated their 18th birthday, and nearly 2 out of every 3 boys suffered physical violence before the age of 18, a violence against children and young women study launched today has revealed.

The study, Malawi’s first nationally representative examination of...

SRSG Mission
23/03/2015 - 26/03/2015

SRSG Santos Pais will visit Malawi to support the launch of the Government’s Violence against Children and Young Women Survey. She will hold discussions with senior officials of the Government of Malawi and other key stakeholders on the importance of using data and research to shed light on the hidden reality of violence against children and to implement an evidence-based policy agenda. 

SRSG Mission
11/03/2015 - 14/03/2015

SRSG Santos Pais will present her Annual Report to the Human Rights Council in Geneva on Wednesday, 11th March. The presentation will be followed by an interactive dialogue with Member States representatives.

During the...

Panel On Children Deprived of Liberty: A Global Call
Other event
Care and justice systems

SRSG Santos Pais joined other high UN officials and civil society in an event in the context of the 28th session of the Human Rights Council aiming at sharing information on the situation of children in detention worldwide in light of the Global Study on Children Deprived of Liberty (A/RES/69/157).

“The Global Study will bring decisive attention to a much neglected topic and will help to consolidate data and sound evidence to...
SRSG Marta Santos Pais Safe Internet HRC28
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Jointly organised by the SRSG on violence against children and the UN Special Rapporteur on the sale of children, child pornography and child prostitution, the event explored children’s engagement with ICTs and the opportunities and risks that this represents for children’s rights. Sponsors by the Permanent Missions of Costa Rica and the United Kingdom, the event focused on ICTs and violence against children, in particular on-line...

World Congress on Juvenile Justice
SRSG Mission
Care and justice systems
26/01/2015 - 30/01/2015
SRSG Santos Pais participates in the World Congress on Juvenile Justice organized by Switzerland and the Terre des hommes Foundation, the WORLD CONGRESS ON JUVENILE JUSTICE aims to become a milestone in the implementation of international norms.
States and civil society are invited to participate in order to share...
"Children, Sport and Development"- CRC@25: achievements and looking to post-2015
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Date: 15th Dec 2014

Time: 3pm - 6pm

Place: UN Trusteeship Council Chamber, New York

Co-Organized by: Permanent Missions of Italy and Jamaica, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the United Nations Office on Sport for Development and Peace (UNOSDP) and the Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Violence against...

21st Pan American Child and Adolescent Congress
SRSG Mission
10/12/2014 - 12/12/2014

Thematic Focus:

Regional Promotion of Children's Participation in the Context of Violence.

The Congress:

Special Representative Marta Santos Pais will participate as key-note speaker in the 21st Pan American Child and Adolescent Congress to be held in Brasilia on...

Other event
Care and justice systems

This side event aims to present and raise awareness on the United Nations Model Strategies and Practical Measures on the Elimination of Violence against Children in the Field of Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice, which was recently adopted at the Third Committee. The event also aims to gather political support from UN Member States in the dissemination and further implementation of this new normative instrument to...

"The Convention on the Rights of the Child@25:recalling its vision
Other event

The Convention on the Rights of the Child is the most widely ratified UN human rights treaty. Proposed by Poland in 1979 – the International Year of the Child – the Convention recognized children's civil, political, social, economic and cultural rights. It brought about a paradigm shift in the way children are envisaged by society; building upon the vision of Janus Korczac, a widely-respected Polish pediatrician and educator,...