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Type: SRSG Mission
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08/09/2013 - 10/09/2013

The Conference will take place in Brasilia, from October 8th to 10th, 2013. The Brazilian Government has sent official invitations to the ministries of External Relations of 193 member states of the United Nations, stating that the composition of the four-member delegations should to respect the quadripartite nature of...

Marta Santos Pais Harmful Practices
Type: SRSG Mission
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07/03/2013

13.00-15.00 Palais des Nations, Geneva, Room XXVII

Organized by:

The Office of the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General on Violence against Children, The International NGO Council on Violence against Children, Plan International, Centre for Reproductive Rights and Sexual Right’s Initiative, CEDAW Committee member.

Overall goals of the side event:

A. Launch of two reports:...

Type: Other event
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28/02/2013

On the occasion of the First Anniversary of the signing of the Third Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child

Thursday,28 February 2013 1:15 – 2:30 p.m. (light lunch starting at 12:45pm)  at the ECOSOC Chamber, NLB United Nations, New York.

 
The International Coalition for the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the...
Type: SRSG Mission
Regions: Europe
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27/11/2012 - 28/11/2012

The conference will pursue the overall aim of exchanging European experiences in implementing integrated national strategies and addressing gaps in accountability and responsiveness to safeguard children’s rights and eliminate violence against children.

More specifically, the conference will pursue the following objectives :

  • Stock-taking and next steps within the context of the mandate of the UN SRSG VAC: starting...
Third Pan-African Forum on Children: Towards Africa fit for Children
Type: Other event
Regions: Africa
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19/11/2012 - 20/11/2012

Introduction

African Union (AU) Member States have long recognised that “children hold a unique and privileged position in an African society,” and even though efforts and progress has been made by countries to improve the lives of their children, the situation still remains dire.The reality of a number of children unfortunately is far from ideal, as many children in...

Type: Other event
Regions: Americas
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19/10/2012

Friday, 19 October 2012, 1.15-2.30 - Conference Room 4, North Lawn Building, UN HQ, New York.

Event co-organized by the Office of the SRSG on Violence against Children, Global Movement for Children, Governments of Brazil, Dominican Republic, Uruguay, and the Caribbean Community (CARICOM).

 

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17/10/2012

Wednesday 17 October, 2012 - 3.00 pm-6.00pm - Conference Room 4, North Lawn Building at the UN HQ, in New York.

The SRSG third annual report reviews key developments and initiatives undertaken at the global, regional and national levels. As the mandate completes its third year, the report provides an overview of results achieved and progress promoted in the area of the protection of children from violence,...

Marta Santos Pais Girl Child Harmful Practices
Type: Other event
Regions: Africa
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11/10/2012

Every year an estimate of 10 million girls are married before they reach 18. In the most appalling of these cases, little girls as young as eight years old are being married off to men who may be three or four times their age.

Girls who are forced to marry face a life of violence in the home where they are physically and sexually abused, suffer from inhuman and degrading treatment and ultimately slavery.

Today, on the first...

Type: Other event
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Settings: Care and justice systems
08/10/2012

Launch at the United Nations, in New York, of the "Joint Report on Prevention of and Responses to Violence against Children within the Juvenile Justice System" developed by the SRSG on Violence against Children, UNODC and OHCHR