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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...

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Americas
21/06/2013

Washington, D.C. – The Rapporteur on the Rights of Children of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, Rosa María Ortiz, and the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Violence against Children, Marta Santos País, agreed to strengthen their cooperation and to develop joint activities to prevent and eradicate violence against children and adolescents.

In a...

Day of the African Child - Marta Santos Pais
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Africa
14/06/2013

"On the commemoration of the Day of the African Child, it is imperative to express our determination to work for the protection of children from all forms of violence, including harmful practices.

I wholeheartedly welcome the decision of the African Committee on the Rights and Welfare of the Child and the African Union for the crucial attention given in this year’s...

Marta Santos Pais in El Salvador
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Americas
14/06/2013

San Salvador, June, 2013 – The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary General on Violence against Children, Ms. Marta Santos Pais, concluded on June 14 her official visit to El Salvador. She recognized significant progress achieved in the country and made recommendations to the State to protect children and young people from all forms of violence as she emphasized “For many children and adolescents in El Salvador...

SRSG strategic collaboration with the Central American Integration System - SICA
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South Asia
14/06/2013

On June 2013, the Special Representative held a high-level meeting with SICA, the Central America Integration System, in El Salvador, to discuss strategic areas of cooperation on children’s protection from violence, and to promote the mainstreaming of this concern in SICA´s agenda. The promotion of the rule of law, restorative juvenile justice programs, and public policies for violence prevention were...

Photo: Sévaré, Mali. Young domestic worker washing clothes, 2010 © ILO/M
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Work
12/06/2013

On World Day against Child Labour, the Special Representative of the Secretary General of the United Nations on Violence against Children, Marta Santos Pais, called on all governments, civil society and the public to join efforts in the fight against child domestic labour.

"Children trapped in domestic work are often exposed to violence, including sexual abuse," Ms....

State of the World's Children 2013 - Children with Disabilities
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30/05/2013

During her mission to Finland, Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Violence against Children Marta Santos Pais welcomed the new UNICEF report on the State of the World’s Children, which focuses on the challenges that children with disabilities face in ensuring their participation as full members of society and the...