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Conference aims to end violence against children in Pacific
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Regions: East Asia and Pacific
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18/05/2015

A three-day conference on ending violence against children in the Pacific starts today in Nadi, Fiji.

Hosted by UNICEF Pacific, the conference will bring together representatives from 15 Pacific Island Countries, including senior government officials, practitioners and child protection experts, as well as the Special Representative to the UN Secretary General on Violence Against Children, Ms Marta Santos Pais.

"The...

Talamua On-line: Ending Violence against Children a Pacific Priority
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Regions: East Asia and Pacific
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17/05/2015

NADI, FIJI: MONDAY 18 MAY 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...

U.N’s SPECIAL REP TO VISIT SOLOMONS NEXT WEEK
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Regions: East Asia and Pacific
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16/05/2015

The Special representative of the United Nations Secretary General on Violence against Children, Marta Santos Pais will visit Solomon Islands as her first Pacific tour next week.

The purpose of her visit is to advocate for and support the Solomon Islands Government and its partners to accelerate the progress in ending violence against children.

Ms Pais will be here from Wednesday to Friday next week.

Marta Santos Pais was...

2015 International Day of Families – “Men in Charge?” - Secretary-General's mess
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15/05/2015

The theme of this year’s International Day of Families – “Men in Charge?” – highlights the importance of gender equality and children’s rights in contemporary families. Around the world, more women are becoming recognized as the equal partners and decisionmakers in families that they should be, thus helping to ensure a conducive environment for the full and harmonious...

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13/05/2015

13 May 2015 –Speaking ahead of the International Dayagainst Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia, a group of United Nations and international human rights experts* call for an end to discrimination and violence against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex young people and children.

The UN Committee on the Rights of the Child, a group of UN human rights experts, the Inter-American Commission on Human...

SRSG Santos Pais calls for action to fight impunity around violence against chil
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13/05/2015

Brasilia, 13 May 2015 - In the year in which Brazil commemorates the 25th anniversary of the ratification of the Convention on the Rights of the Child and the adoption of the Statute of Children and Adolescents, a meeting of the Permanent Commission of the initiative “NiñoSur” of MERCOSUR was held on the 7th and 8th of May in Brasilia (XXVI RAADH Meeting). The meeting focused on the...

Justice needs to be more child-friendly, finds European Union Agency for Fundame
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Regions: Europe
Settings: Care and justice systems
06/05/2015
Each year hundreds of thousands of children across the EU are involved in legal proceedings. Justice systems need to do...
SRSG with President of the Dominican Republic, Danilo Medina
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04/05/2015

In the month dedicated to the prevention of child abuse in the Dominican Republic, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General of the United Nations on Violence against Children, Marta Santos Pais visited the country to participate in the launching event of the National Roadmap for the prevention and response to violence against children living in Dominican...

SRSG Santos Pais visits Chile - Copyright UNICEF Chile
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01/05/2015

SRSG Santos Pais participated in Chile in High level Meetings for the development of comprehensive legislation for the protection of children's rights, including a legal prohibition of all forms of violence against children. The legislation will be supported by a national policy framework to advance effective implementation.

Recognizing the urgency of...

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14/04/2015

Geneva/New York (April 14, 2015) - As we celebrate the first anniversary of the entry into force of the Third Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on a Communications Procedure, the International Coalition Ratify OP3CRC, together with leading UN experts on children’s rights, including Kirsten Sandberg, Chairperson of the Committee on the Rights of...