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22/05/2015

New York/Geneva, 22 May 2015 – On Monday, 25th May, the world celebrates the 15th anniversary of the adoption of the Optional Protocols to the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) on the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography (OPSC) and on the involvement of children in armed conflict (OPAC).

UN children’s rights experts...

Marta Santos Pais with Prime Minister of Solomon Islands, HE Mannaseh Sogavare
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21/05/2015

HONIARA, 21 May 2015 - Concluding a three day visit to the Solomon Islands, the SRSG commended the government for the expression of its strong commitment to the prevention and elimination of violence against children through the enactment of legislation, policy reform and increased budgetary allocations for children. During her visit, the SRSG met the Prime Minister H.E. Mannaseh Sogavare and other high...

Radio New Zealand: Pacific leaders committed to ending child violence.
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20/05/2015

Pacific leaders committed to ending child violence

Updated at 5:04 am on 20 May 2015

Originally aired on Dateline Pacific, Wednesday 20 May 2015

The United Nations says Pacific leaders are showing a strong commitment to ending high rates of violence against children in the region.

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Solomon Star: Top UN official visiting here
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20/05/2015

Appointed Special Representative of the United Nation’s General Secretary on Violence Against Children (SRSG), Marta Santo Pais will be visiting the country this week.

She will be here for two days from Wednesday 20 to Friday 22.

The purpose of her visit is to advocate and support the national government and its partners to achieve full action on ending violence against children.

While here Pais will meet Prime...

SRSG Santos Pais outlines four priority goals to reduce violence against childre
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Home and family
20/05/2015

NADI, FIJI 20 May 2015 – SRSG Santos Pais praised Pacific leaders for their strong commitment to reduce the high rates of violence against children reported in the region.

During a three-day conference in Fiji that brought policy makers, civil society groups and government leaders from 13 Pacific countries together to discuss more effective ways to address violence against...

Pacific leaders committed to ending child violence
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East Asia and Pacific
19/05/2015

The United Nations says Pacific leaders are showing they are committed to ending high rates of violence against children in the region.

This week, UNICEF is hosting a three-day conference in Fiji to bring policy makers, civil society groups and government leaders from 14 Pacific countries together to come up with solutions to what it calls an "alarming" problem.

The Special Representative to the United Nations...

Government of Samoa: Ending Violence against Children a Pacific Priority
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East Asia and Pacific
19/05/2015

Politicians, policy-makers and advocates from the Pacific region have rallied behind the United Nations Child Fund’s call to end violence against children. This has been the overwhelming response on the first day of the UNICEF Ending Violence Against Children (EVAC) Conference held in Nadi from 18-20 May.

Fiji’s President, Ratu Epeli Nailatikau, delivered the opening address and said that children of the Pacific cannot wait...

Conference aims to end violence against children in Pacific
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East Asia and Pacific
18/05/2015

A three-day conference on ending violence against children in the Pacific starts today in Nadi, Fiji.

Hosted by UNICEF Pacific, the conference will bring together representatives from 15 Pacific Island Countries, including senior government officials, practitioners and child protection experts, as well as the Special Representative to the UN Secretary General on Violence Against Children, Ms Marta Santos Pais.

"The...

Talamua On-line: Ending Violence against Children a Pacific Priority
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17/05/2015

NADI, FIJI: MONDAY 18 MAY 2015: Politicians, policy-makers and advocates from the Pacific region have rallied behind the United Nations Child Fund’s call to end violence against children. This has been the overwhelming response on the first day of the UNICEF Ending Violence Against Children (EVAC) Conference held in Nadi from 18-20 May.

Fiji’s President, Ratu Epeli Nailatikau, delivered the opening address and said that...

U.N’s SPECIAL REP TO VISIT SOLOMONS NEXT WEEK
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16/05/2015

The Special representative of the United Nations Secretary General on Violence against Children, Marta Santos Pais will visit Solomon Islands as her first Pacific tour next week.

The purpose of her visit is to advocate for and support the Solomon Islands Government and its partners to accelerate the progress in ending violence against children.

Ms Pais will be here from Wednesday to Friday next week.

Marta Santos Pais was...