SRSG News

Joint Statement of the ASEAN Commission and SRSG on Violence against Children
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Regions: East Asia and Pacific
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18/01/2012

Manila, the Philippines -The ASEAN Commission on the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Women and Children (ACWC) convened a Consultative Meeting with the Special Representative of the UN...

SRSG interview: World must ratify rules to stem child abuse
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Regions: East Asia and Pacific
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16/01/2012

BANGKOK (AlertNet) – The United Nations’ special representative on violence against children this week urged countries globally to ratify two protocols protecting the world’s youngest people, as she visited the East Asia and Pacific region where over one in four children have been sexually abused.

Marta Santos Pais called on governments to ratify the two ...

Marta Santos Pais, SRSG on Violence against Children visits EAPRO
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Regions: East Asia and Pacific
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11/01/2012

 Bangkok, Thailand - On her way to meet with the ASEAN Commission on the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Women and Children’ in the Philippines, Ms Santos Pais visited the UNICEF Regional Office for East Asia and the Pacific in Bangkok to speak to colleagues from regional UN agencies, NGOs and interested embassy representatives about pressing child protection issues and...

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19/12/2011

New York, 19 December 2011 – The Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Violence against Children, Marta Santos Pais, welcomes the adoption by the General Assembly of a...

Marta Santos Pais addresses the participants at the Santo Domingo meeting
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02/12/2011

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, 2 December 2011 - Authorities from Costa Rica, Cuba, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama and Dominican Republic, gathered  in Santo Domingo in a regional follow-up meeting to the UN Study on Violence against Children, adopted a strategic declaration to promote progress in the implementation of the recommendations of the UN Study.

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26/10/2011

 The SRSG participated in the meeting organized by the  Follow up Committee on Monitoring the Implementation of the Recommendations of the UNSG's Study on Violence against Children that also counted on the participation of representatives from all Member States from the League of Arab States (LAS).

The meeting followed the high-level...

Regional organizations establish cooperation mechanism to prevent violence
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12/10/2011

 New York, 12 October 2011– A joint statement from regional organizations working on protection of children from violence was adopted, on Tuesday 11 October, at a roundtable discussion at the United Nations Headquarters.

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San Marino ratifies Optional Protocol on the sale of children, child pornography
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26/09/2011

The Special Representative of the Secretary General on Violence against Children, Marta Santos Pais, welcomes the recent ratifications by New Zealand and San Marino of the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the Sale of Children, Child Prostitution and Child Pornography.

In a Treaty Event, held at the United Nations on the occasion of the ratification of the Protocol by San Marino, the...

Marta Santos Pais meets Vice President of Tanzania H.E Dr. Mohamed Gharib Bilal
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20/09/2011

 On a four day visit to Tanzania, the Special Representative of the Secretary General on Violence Against Children, Marta Santos Pais, welcomed the ground breaking national study on violence against children, and the strategic priority responses announced by the Government to address the findings of the study.

The study was based on interviews with 6000 young people between 13 and 24 years of age...

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02/08/2011

The second annual report of the SRSG to the General Assembly is available. The report identifies areas to which the Special Representative will devote special attention namely (a) promoting the universal ratification of the Optional Protocols to the Convention on the Rights of the Child; (b) further consolidating regional governance structures on violence against...