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First Lady, Bettina Wulff and SRSG Santos Pais at the launch of UNICEF report
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30/06/2011

 Berlin - The study "Kinder vor Gewalt schützen" ["Protecting Children from Violence"] was launched in Berlin, in a press conference sponsored by the German National Committee for UNICEF with the participation of First Lady, Ms. Bettina Wulff....

Experts recommend involvement of all actors to prevent violence in schools
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28/06/2011

Oslo - At the conclusion of a two day meeting on the theme of “Tackling Violence in Schools”, experts in child rights joined together to call for a holistic, child-centred approach to prevent and address all forms of violence against children in schools. They urged all actors, from national government to local authorities, school administrators, teachers, local communities, parents and children themselves to work...

Statement by the SRSG on Violence against Children on the Adoption of ILO Conven
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22/06/2011

The Special Representative of the Secretary General on Violence against Children warmly welcomes the adoption by the annual Conference of the International Labour Organization (ILO) of a new international convention which will contribute to improving the...

SRSG welcomes adoption of a new protocol to the Convention Photo:Miguel Caldeira
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21/06/2011

"The adoption by the Human Rights Council of a new Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child is an historical and commendable decision.

The new protocol will enable children to challenge the violation of their human rights and will consolidate the international system of acountability for human...

SRSG welcomes Pakistan's commitment to protect children from sexual exploitation
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09/06/2011

ISLAMABAD – In a joint statement with the Special Representative of the Secretary General on Violence against Children, UNICEF Pakistan today welcomed the Government of Pakistan’s move to ratify the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography.

“The ratification of this Optional Protocol marks a significant milestone...

Brazil to adopt legal ban on corporal punishment of children
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19/05/2011

Brazília - The announcement that Brazil is very close to enacting a total prohibition of corporal punishment of children came during a seminar on legislative responses against corporal punishment of children and adolescents, held in the House of Representatives of Brazil. The event was organized by the Embassy of Sweden, the Brazilian Government and Save the Children Sweden to discuss the draft Bill 7.672/10...

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16/05/2011

New York - Representatives of Finland, Mauritius and Pakistan announced their countries' intention to ratify the Optional Protocol on the Sale of Children, Child Prostitution and Child Pornography in the near future. The announcements were made during an event held at UN headquarters today to commemorate the first anniversary of the campaign for universal ratification of the Optional Protocols to the...

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28/04/2011

Asuncion, Paraguay - The Sub-Regional meeting of follow up to the UN Study on Violence against Children in South-America was held in Asuncion, Paraguay, on 28 and 29 of April. Co-organized by the SRSG Office with the Global Movement for Children Chapter of Latin America and Caribbean and the Government of Paraguay, the meeting was recognized of "national interest" by a Paraguayan Presidential Decree and...

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12/04/2011

Open Letter:

Across the world millions of street children face a daily struggle of abuse, hunger and exclusion as the international community fails to realise their rights.

In India alone there are an estimated 11 million children living on the streets with no access to the most basic of living conditions, whilst in Rwanda 93% of street girls surveyed are reported rape victims.

This is not an issue that...

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11/03/2011

Geneva - At a special event held during the current meeting of the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva today, UN experts called for better data and research on violence against children in order to strengthen government action for prevention and response to violence, including legislative reform to prohibit it in all its forms.

Organized by the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Violence...