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SRSG launches a Child-Friendly Version of the 3rd Optional Protocol to the CRC
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19/09/2013

Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Violence against Children launched a new publication entitled: Raising Understanding among Children and Young People on the Optional Protocol on a Communications Procedure (OPCP).

This child-friendly publication was developed with the support and advice of children and young people from different regions of the world....

UN Photo/Amanda Voisard
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19/09/2013

19 September 2013 – United Nations officials today urged Member States that have not done so to ratify the Convention on the Rights of Child and its three Optional Protocols, stressing that this is vital to protect children from abuse and mistreatment worldwide.

“Millions of children around the globe suffer daily from violence, exploitation and abuse. Ignored by...

SRSG joins youth leaders in the Beyond 2015 Global Youth Summit during which saf
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11/09/2013

Special Representative of the Secretary General on Violence against Children Ms. Marta Santos Pais joined a Global Youth Summit on the use of new technologies, in which more than 700 youth leaders from different parts of the world and over 3000 online participants took part. Held from 9 to 11 September, 2013, the Summit was convened by the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), and hosted in San Jose by the...

Business Ghana - "Ghana hosts meeting on Violence Against Children"
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Africa
03/09/2013

About 100 children and young people from 13 countries in West and Central Africa are in Accra to deliberate on issues on Violence Against Children.

The five-day, conference which opens on Tuesday, September 3, would be attended by Marta Santos Pais, the UN Special Representative of the Secretary General (SRSG) on Violence Against Children (VAC).

The conference aims...

Thompson Reuters Foundation - "Children and Youth to meet UN Special Representat
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Africa
03/09/2013

Accra (Ghana): About 100 children and youth from 13 countries in West and Central Africa have gathered in Accra this week to meet the UN Special Representative of the Secretary General(SRSG) on Violence against Children (VAC), Marta Santos Pais. They will discuss the issue of harmful practices that violate the rights of children and young people in the...

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02/09/2013

About 150 children and young people from 13 countries in West and Central Africa are in Accra this week to meet Marta Santos Pais, the UN Special Representative of the Secretary General (SRSG) on Violence against Children (VAC).  They will discuss the issue of harmful practices that violate the rights of children and young people in the region.

The child and youth delegates...

SRSG joins young advocates from West and Central Africa in a regional Forum on H
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Africa
02/09/2013

The Children and youth Forum was co-organised with Plan International, UNICEF and other child rights organisations and hosted by the Ghanaian Minister of Gender, Children and Social Protection, Ms Nana Oye Lithur. The Forum brought together 100 young advocates from 13 countries in West and Central Africa who shared experiences and discussed strategies to abandon harmful practices against children and young people...

SRSG on VAC calls on all stakeholders to join Third Global Conference on Child
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08/07/2013

"Across the world, violence affects millions of children who are working, both legally and illegally. Violence against children and child labour are closely related. Violence in the home, at school or in institutions can push children into child labour. For them, work becomes a way to survive, even if it is hazardous or exploitative. The United Nations Study on Violence against Children recognized the high...

La Prensa Grafica - Entrevista SRSG Marta Santos Pais - "La violencia contra la
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Americas
01/07/2013

La dignataria instó a contar con una política integral de Estado con visión a largo plazo y recomendó visibilizar este fenómeno y su impacto devastador; asimismo, urgió invertir en la niñez.

 

La representante especial del secretario general de Naciones Unidas sobre Violencia contra los Niños, Marta Santos Pais, visitó El Salvador para ver de primera mano los avances, las deudas y los retos que tiene por delante el...

SRSG opens  International Expert Consultation on Restorative Justice in Bali
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Care and justice systems
26/06/2013

Hosted by the Government of Indonesia in collaboration with the Government of Norway and the Special Representative of the Secretary General on Violence against Children, the Expert Consultation includes the participation of governmental officials, experts from international and regional organizations, representatives from human rights and children’s rights independent institutions, as well as from academia...