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SRSG Mission
20/11/2015 - 21/11/2015
This year, 2015, marks the 25th anniversary of the adoption of the African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child. As part of the activities to commemorate the 25th anniversary, SRSG Santos Pais will be participating in a conference on the Status of Children’s rights since the adoption of the Charter. Organised by the African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child, the conference will feature a...
SRSG Santos Pais participates in First Regional Summit on Digital Literacy
SRSG Mission
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...

New SRSG thematic report on girls in the criminal justice system
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On Friday 16 October 2015, during a side-event on "Girls in the Criminal Justice System" organised by the Office of the SRSG on Violence against Children, the SRSG Santos Pais will present her latest thematic report entitled "Safeguarding the rights of girls in the criminal justice system - Preventing violence, stigmatization and deprivation of liberty".

SRSG Santos Pais
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Today SRSG Santos Pais presents her Annual Report to the General Assembly.

You can follow the meeting here:

The present annual report provides, pursuant to General Assembly resolution 69/157, 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...

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The Office of the SRSG on Violence against Children is organizing a panel discussion on "Protecting children from bullying" on Tuesday 13 October 2015, on the occasion of the General Assembly Third Commitee debate on the rights of the child.

This event is organized in collaboration with the Permanent Mission of Mexico and the Permanent Mission of Japan to the United Nations. 

The event will be held from...

Building the world that is safer for children
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SRSG Santos Pais participates as keynote speaker in UN General Assembly side event  ‘Building the world that is safer for children’ held on 27 September, in UNICEF House, New York.
The meeting will facilitate a discussion about the role of the Global Partnership and associated Fund to end violence against children to support the ...
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It is estimated that globally 1 million children are deprived of their liberty – and many are at a high risk of violence at the hands of staff, adult detainees and other child detainees, or in the form of self-harm.
Welcome and introduction
Paul Øystein Bjørdal, First Secretary, Permanent Representation of Norway to the United Nations
SRSG Mission

SRSG Santos Pais will moderate a cross-regional panel of high level experts in the fields of public policies, ICTs and children’s rights aiming at the empowerment and protection of children from sexual abuse and exploitation through information and communication technologies (ICTs). 

The event is co-organized with the Government of Belgium and will count on the...

SRSG Mission
02/09/2015 - 04/09/2015

The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General on Violence against Children in collaboration with Plan International are co-organizing an Expert Consultation on “Strengthening Communities to secure children’s right to Freedom from Violence”. The two day consultation is sponsored by the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Klaekken.

The Expert Consultation focuses on the critical role played by...

SRSG Mission

SRSG Santos Pais is  co-hosting a side-event at the Third International Conference Financing for Development with the Government of Canada, UNICEF and the Child Focused Agencies on 13th July, “Sustaining Investments in Childhood - Preventing Violence against Children and Keeping Them Safe”. The side-event will facilitate a discussion about the role of an emerging Global Partnership and associated Fund to end violence against...