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UN Treaty event reinforces commitment to children’s rights
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24/09/2013

The 2013 UN Treaty places a special emphasis on the Convention on the Rights of the Child and its Optional Protocols.

SRSG Marta Santos Pais welcomed today the ratification of the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the Sale of Children, Child Prostitution and Child Pornography, by the Russian Federation. Mr. Sergey Lavrov, Russian Foreign Affairs...

SRSG Marta Santos Pais
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23/09/2013

The SRSG annual report to the General Assembly marks the start of a new phase. It builds upon progress achieved and lessons learned in advancing implementation of the recommendations of the United Nations study on violence against children and it takes into account the priorities identified by the Special Representative for the second term...

Universal Ratification of the Convention on the Rights of the Child
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19/09/2013

The Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict, Leila Zerrougui, and the Special Representative on Violence Against Children, Marta Santos Pais, called today for the universal ratification of the Convention on the Rights of the Child and its three Optional Protocols.

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

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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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...