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12/05/2016

Washington D.C. (12 May 2016)– The Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Violence against Children, Ms Marta Santos Pais, welcomes the launch of a landmark Global Study on the protection of children from sexual exploitation in travel and tourism.

 

The Global Study is the culmination of two years of research led by ECPAT International in collaboration with leading child rights experts,...

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09/05/2016

The Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Violence against Children, Ms Marta Santos Pais, opens in Florence, Italy, a two-day global expert consultation on bullying and cyberbullying. Hosted with the support of UNICEF Office of Research - Innocenti, the consultation gathers leading scientific and academic experts representing different disciplines and regions with a view to gaining a comprehensive understanding of the phenomena...

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05/05/2016
SRSG Santos Pais today commended the Government of Sweden for the appointment for the first time of an ambassador to combat trafficking in human beings.
 
“Child trafficking is a serious form of violence that compromises children's rights and needs to be vigorously addressed at national and international levels. I congratulate the Government of Sweden for the creation of this new position designed to...
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06/04/2016

Participating in the launch of the Council of Europe Strategy for the...

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30/03/2016
Special Representative of the Secretary General on Violence against Children, Marta Santos Pais, welcomes the recent accession by the United Arab Emirates to the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the Sale of Children, Child Prostitution and Child Pornography.
 
 “By becoming a State Party to this Protocol, the United Arab Emirates make a crucial step to strengthen...
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18/03/2016
The adoption of these two new laws is critical to secure children’s rights and very especially children’s right to protection from all forms of violence in all settings, including corporal punishment within the family. This is a significant step for Mongolia and constitutes an important reference for developments in other nations in the Eastern and South Eastern Asia region" stressed SRSG Santos Pais. 
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16/03/2016

Colombo, Sri-Lanka 16 March - Special Representative Santos Pais joined representatives from the eight countries in South Asia in a high-level roundtable to discuss and advance national and regional implementation of the violence against children related goals of the Sustainable Development Agenda.  

The meeting was organized by the South Asia Initiative to End Violence against Children (SAIEVAC), SAARC Apex Body...

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11/03/2016

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon supported the launch of the High Time to End Violence against Children Initiative on Wednesday 9 March. In his message to the participants, the Secretary...

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10/03/2016

Following the General Assembly’s call for an in-depth global study on children deprived of liberty, SRSG Santos Pais organized a side event in close cooperation with Member States, United Nations agencies and offices and civil society organizations to mobilize political support and commitments to the development of the Global Study on Children Deprived of Liberty.

United Nations Deputy Secretary-General, Jan Eliasson,...

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08/03/2016

SRSG Santos Pais presented her annual report to the Human Rights Council on Tuesday, 8 March 2016.

In her presentation, SRSG Santos Pais celebrated progress in the promotion of children’s protection from violence through legislation highlighting that the number of countries across regions with a comprehensive legal ban on...