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5th Cross-Regional Roundtable on the Protection of Children from Violence
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26/06/2015

Joining hands with the Council of Europe, SRSG Santos Pais held in Strasbourg (France), on 18 and 19 June, the 5th Cross-Regional Roundtable to promote accelerated progress in the prevention and elimination of violence against children around the world.

Acting as a bridge-builder between regions, SRSG Santos Pais convenes each year a Cross-Regional Meeting on violence against...

SRSG Santos Pais message on the occasion of the Day of the African Child
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Africa
16/06/2015

25 years after the adoption of the African Children’s Charter, millions of children, particularly girls, continue to suffer from many forms of violence, including harmful practices such as child, early and forced marriage. As we all know, this practice has devastating consequences on the child’s life, health, development, education and protection.

Child marriage does...

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13/06/2015

New York, 13 June 2015 - SRSG Santos Pais joins other partners in welcoming the first International Albinism Awareness Day, which is celebrated today.

“I warmly welcome this recognition by the UN General Assembly to devote a special day to raise awareness on persons with albinism.”

The lives of children with...

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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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East Asia and Pacific
Community
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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East Asia and Pacific
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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East Asia and Pacific
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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East Asia and Pacific
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...