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18/03/2017

Vatican City, 18 March 2017 – In a private audience at the Apostolic Palace, SRSG Santos Pais met with Pope Francis to enhance cooperation in children's protection from violence.

The Pontiff reiterated his call for a ‘zero tolerance...

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16/03/2017

Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General on Violence against Children, Marta Santos Pais, warmly welcomes the passing by the Senate of Chile of the "Law on the abuse of children and adolescents, the elderly and persons with disabilities."

This new law provides that an act of corporal abuse that is "relevant" within the meaning of the legislation will be considered a crime. This rule implies a...

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10/03/2017
SRSG Santos Pais placed the protection of children from violence at the heart of the 34thsession of the Human Rights Council where the rights of the child and large movements of migrants were discussed from 6 to 10 March. 
 
The annual full-day meeting on the rights of the child on 6 March focused on the protection of the rights of the child in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development...
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01/03/2017

Jakarta (Indonesia) - Meeting with the ASEAN Commission on the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Children (ACWC), SRSG Santos Pais noted the important foundation provided by the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the ASEAN Regional Plan of Action to End Violence against Children, adopted at the 27th ASEAN Summit in November 2015 for translating into reality the ambitious goal of building a world free from fear and from...

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27/02/2017

Jakarta (Indonesia) – Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General on Violence against Children, Marta Santos Pais, congratulated Indonesia’s President Joko Widodo for his leadership role in working towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). 

“The President’s commitment to place children at the heart of the country...

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25/02/2017

Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) – SRSG Santos Pais has concluded a three day visit to Malaysia with her participation as key note speaker in the national Forum on Violence-free Early Childhood. The Forum was organized by the Early Childhood Care and Education Council of Malaysia and UNICEF and brought together more than 150 policy makers, early childhood educators, academia, parents, caregivers and other key...

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21/02/2017

SRSG welcomes amendments to Malawi’s Constitution banning marriage before the age of 18 andto Lithuania’s Law on the Fundamentals of Protection of the Rights of the Child prohibiting corporal punishment against children
Globally, Malawi is among the countries with the highest rates of child marriage in the world. Recent data shows nearly 1 in 2 girls are married before age 18, with debilitating and often long-term...

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17/02/2017

SRSG welcomes amendments to Malawi’s Constitution banning marriage before the age of 18 and to Lithuania’s Law on the Fundamentals of Protection of the Rights of the Child prohibiting corporal punishment against children.

Globally, Malawi is among the countries with the highest rates of child marriage in the world. Recent data shows nearly 1 in 2 girls are married before age 18, with debilitating and often long-term...

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27/01/2017

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development recognises children as essential agents of change who will channel their infinite capacities for the creation of a better and more inclusive world, a world in which every child grows up free from fear and from violence. Investment in children is crucial to sustain peace and development, and build peaceful, just and inclusive societies. This was the key message delivered...

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25/01/2017

Participating in the International Symposium School Violence and Bullying: From Evidence to Action, held in Seoul, 17 - 19 January, SRSG Santos Pais welcomed the increasing awareness and commitment to protect children from school violence and to enhance action for the prevention and elimination of bullying.

"Protecting children from school violence and bullying, is...