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Care and justice systems
15/05/2014

“The adoption of the Model Strategies on the Elimination of Violence against Children in Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice is a milestone in the world’s commitment towards the elimination of all forms of violence against children”, stressed SRSG Santos Pais.

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"Latin America Advances on Efforts to Reduce Violence against Children"
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Americas
08/05/2014

·  South America, as a sub region, has advanced the most in the creation of public policies for the protection of children from violence. Some countries in Central America have introduced good legislative reforms. Despite these positive results, both sub regions still lack sound data reporting systems on violence against children.

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24/04/2014

The protection of boys and girls from all forms of violence is a concern the international community cannot afford to omit from the post-2015 development agenda.

In fact, freedom from violence is indispensable to a sustainable future in which children will be able to grow up healthy, well-nourished, resilient, well-educated, culturally sensitive and protected from abuse and...

Ending Child Marriage in Africa - African Union Photo: UNICEF / Kate Holt
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Africa
17/04/2014

The declaration, adopted during the last session of the African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child (ACERWC) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, urges “Member States to combat child marriage through setting the minimum age for marriage at 18 years for both girls...

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14/04/2014

GENEVA (14 April 2014) – United Nations child rights experts have hailed a new treaty that allows children to complain directly to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child about alleged violations of their rights.

The treaty, known as the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on a Communications Procedure, has today (14 April) entered into...

Millions of girls and boys worldwide are victims of sexual exploitation.
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14/04/2014

14 April 2014 – United Nations child rights experts today hailed a new treaty that allows children to complain directly to the world body about alleged violations of their rights.

The treaty, known as the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on a Communications Procedure, entered into force today – three months after...

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11/04/2014

SRSG Santos Pais and the Global Child Forum signed in Stockholm, Sweden, a strategic partnership agreement to safeguard children's right to freedom from violence

The agreement promotes collaboration with the corporate sector to support the implementation of the Children’s Rights and Business Principles, developed by UNICEF, the UN Global Compact and Save the Children,...

SRSG celebrates Roma Day
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08/04/2014

SRSG Santos Pais joined the celebration of the International Roma Day participating in an event organized with the Roma community in Trebnje, in Slovenia.

The event in which Roma young children and their families took active part, marked the launch of the process of regularization of housing for the members of this community.

The event also...

SRSG joins Child Parliamentarians in Slovenia
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07/04/2014

The Children's Parliament of Slovenia is committed to place children’s rights high on the political agenda in the year that celebrates the 25th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child.

On April 7th, SRSG Santos Pais joined the Slovenian Prime-Minister and other members of Government, members of the National Assembly and children's organizations in a lively session on the...

Let's be creative! Please help us in developing an exciting online tool children
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19/03/2014

The Office of the Special Representative on Violence against Children is developing a web tool for children to provide a platform for children to share and access resources for/by children about ending and preventing violence (a sort of ‘clearinghouse’ of resources). An online survey for children has been developed to help  gain a better understanding of how children currently use and access resources and what kind of online...