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Marta Santos Pais presents report to the Human Rights Council
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08/03/2013

In an interactive debate, SRSG Marta Santos Pais presented her annual report to the Human Rights Council. The report built upon the General Assembly’s decision from November 2012 to extend the mandate of the SRSG on Violence against Children for a further period of three years.

Ms. Santos Pais highlighted the key achievements during her first mandate period. Over the last three years, she recalled...

Marta Santos Pais Harmful Practices
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07/03/2013

On March 7th 2013, as a contribution to the Human Rights Council’s annual discussion on the child’s right to health, the Special Representative and Plan International organized a side-event "Protecting Children from Harmful Practices" in Geneva. The meeting was organized in the framework of the annual day of discussion on the rights of the child to highlight the enormous challenge presented by harmful practices to the...

Marta Santos Pais - Event Optional Protocol to CRC on a Communications Procedure
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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) ECOSOC Chamber, NLB United Nations, New York.

 
The International Coalition for the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on a Communications...
Marta Santos Pais Optional Protocol
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28/02/2013

New York, 28 February 2013 - SRSG Marta Santos Pais called for the rapid entry into force of the Protocol in her address at the event “Making Children’s Voices a Reality: Mobilizing States toward Ratification of the Third Optional Protocol to the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child”. The meeting was organized by the International Coalition for the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the...

Marta Santos Pais Ending corporal punishment of children
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31/01/2013

Six years after the launch of the UN Global Study on violence against children, child rights experts reviewed the global progress in prohibiting corporal punishment of children, and analysed the remaining challenges in fully respecting their dignity and physical integrity.

“Violence against children, including corporal punishment, is a violation of the rights of the child. It conflicts with the child’s human dignity and the...

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03/12/2012

The SRSG welcomes the adoption by the General Assembly of the United Nations of the Omnibus Resolution on the Rights of the Child and reaffirms her strong commitment to pursue her global advocacy work to break the invisibility and impunity surrounding incidents of violence against children across regions.

The Third Committee of the United Nations General Assembly approved by...

Marta Santos Pais Violence against Children
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Europe
28/11/2012

SRSG Santos Pais joined high-level governmental officials and leading child rights experts from across Europe in the conference “Stepping up Progress in Combating Violence against Children”, held in Ankara, Turkey.

The event was organized by the Government of Turkey, the Council of Europe and UNICEF, in collaboration with the SRSG on Violence against Children.

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20/11/2012

GENEVA / NEW YORK (20 November 2012) – Five top United Nations child rights experts* today urged world Governments to adopt more active measures to protect children from all forms of violence, to prevent the perpetration of crimes against children and to bring to justice those responsible for child sexual exploitation and for the recruitment and use of children in armed conflict.

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Marta Santos Pais in Costa Rica Ombudspersons
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Americas
01/11/2012

SRSG Marta Santos Pais was a keynote speaker at the XVII Annual Session of the Iberoamerican Federation of Ombudsman held in San Jose, Costa Rica on October 24 and 25 with representatives of institutions from Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Spain, Guatemala, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Uruguay and Venezuela.

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sott.net (Costa Rica) - "Epidemia" de violencia mata en América Latina a 80.000
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30/10/2012

"Infelizmente estamos en la región más violenta del mundo, donde 80.000 niños mueren (al año) por malos tratos", denunció la representante especial del Secretario de Naciones Unidas sobre Violencia contra los Niños, la portuguesa Martha Santos.

La experta participó en San José en el seminario "Violencia infantil: fenómeno global que urge erradicar", en el marco de la XVII Asamblea General de la Federación...