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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. 

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
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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,...

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Session chaired by:

  • H. E Sam K. Kutesa, President of the 69th Session of the United Nations General
  • Representative of the Secretary-General of the United Nations (TBC)


  • Mr. Anthony Lake, Executive Director of the United Nations Children's Fund
  • Mr. Ivan Šimonovic, Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights...
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Side Event at the 69th Session of the General Assembly of the United Nations, co-organised by the Finnish Permanent Mission to the UN, the Council of Europe, and the UN Special Representative of the Secretary General on Violence against Children

Keynote speakers:

Ms Snežana Samardžić-Marković, Director General of Democracy, Council of Europe


Other event

The year 2014 marks the 25th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC). This is an opportunity for the United Nations, governments, civil society, and other stakeholders to celebrate progress on the implementation of the CRC at global and national levels. Despite successes such as declines in infant mortality and increased school enrollment, there is much that remains to be done to...

SRSG Mission

Seminar on the right of the child to protection against violence, cruelty, exploitation, demoralization, neglect and other forms of maltreatment (participants of the conference will be representatives of the NGO’s, social activists, experts in the field of the rights of the child).

Venue: Office of the Ombudsman

(Speech Marta Santos Pais, Special Representative of the Secretary General on Violence Against Children) ...