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14/04/2014

GENEVA (14 April 2014) – United Nations child rights experts have hailed a new treaty that allows children to complain directly to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child about alleged violations of their rights.

The treaty, known as the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on a Communications Procedure, has today (14 April) entered into...

Millions of girls and boys worldwide are victims of sexual exploitation.
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14/04/2014

14 April 2014 – United Nations child rights experts today hailed a new treaty that allows children to complain directly to the world body about alleged violations of their rights.

The treaty, known as the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on a Communications Procedure, entered into force today – three months after...

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11/04/2014

SRSG Santos Pais and the Global Child Forum signed in Stockholm, Sweden, a strategic partnership agreement to safeguard children's right to freedom from violence

The agreement promotes collaboration with the corporate sector to support the implementation of the Children’s Rights and Business Principles, developed by UNICEF, the UN Global Compact and Save the Children,...

SRSG celebrates Roma Day
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08/04/2014

SRSG Santos Pais joined the celebration of the International Roma Day participating in an event organized with the Roma community in Trebnje, in Slovenia.

The event in which Roma young children and their families took active part, marked the launch of the process of regularization of housing for the members of this community.

The event also...

SRSG joins Child Parliamentarians in Slovenia
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07/04/2014

The Children's Parliament of Slovenia is committed to place children’s rights high on the political agenda in the year that celebrates the 25th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child.

On April 7th, SRSG Santos Pais joined the Slovenian Prime-Minister and other members of Government, members of the National Assembly and children's organizations in a lively session on the...

Let's be creative! Please help us in developing an exciting online tool children
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19/03/2014

The Office of the Special Representative on Violence against Children is developing a web tool for children to provide a platform for children to share and access resources for/by children about ending and preventing violence (a sort of ‘clearinghouse’ of resources). An online survey for children has been developed to help  gain a better understanding of how children currently use and access resources and what kind of online...

SRSG welcomes the new report issued by the IAHRC
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Americas
Home and family
19/02/2014

Washington, D.C.—Since it was created, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) has taken different steps to ensure that the rights of children and adolescents in the Americas are promoted and protected. In this context, the IACHR is presenting its report on “The right of boys and girls to a family. Alternative care...

RSG joins strategic partners in inter-governmental expert meeting in Bangkok
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East Asia and Pacific
Care and justice systems
19/02/2014

Building upon General Assembly resolution A/RES/68/189, an inter-governmental expert group met in Bangkok to develop United Nations model strategies to address violence against children in the criminal justice system. Chaired by Her Royal Highness Princess Bajrakitiyabha Mahidol, and hosted by the Government of Thailand in cooperation with the Thailand Institute of Justice and UNODC, the meeting gathered experts...

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14/01/2014

New York – The Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Violence against Children, Ms. Marta Santos Pais welcomes the ratification by Costa Rica1...

SRSG addressed the World Forum on Human Rights
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Americas
19/12/2013

The Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Violence against Children, Ms. Marta Santos Pais, addressed the World Forum on Human Rights in which more than 9000 participants from around the world took part. The World Forum was convened by the Government of Brazil to commemorate the 65th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

In her address on “...