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Marta Santos Pais- Interactive dialogue with SRSG on Violence against Children
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12/10/2011

 

On October 12, 2011 the Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) on violence against children, Ms Marta Santos Pais, addressed the Third Committee of the General Assembly (GA). This was the SRSG’s second appearance before the GA,...

Newsletter September issue - SRSG on Violence against Children
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30/09/2011

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1. SRSG presents Annual Report to the General Assembly on October 12.
2. SRSG conducts Global Progress Survey on Violence against Children.
3. SRSG promotes the establishment of child sensitive counseling, reporting and complaint mechanisms for incidents of violence.
4. SRSG promotes expert consultation in Oslo on tackling violence in schools establishes priorities for a safer future for...

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...

South Sudan becomes 30th country to prohibit all forms of violence against child
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29/07/2011

With the achievement of independence on 9 July, South Sudan can now be recognized as the 30th country to prohibit all forms of violence against children, including by parents. Prohibiting legislation was originally enacted in 2005 under the Interim Government of South Sudan, in article 21 of the Interim Constitution of Southern Sudan. Prohibition was subsequently confirmed in article 21 of the Child Act (2008).

Now a new Constitution...

SRSG statement on the attacks in Norway
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25/07/2011

The Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Violence against Children expresses her deep shock and condemnation of the violent and senseless attacks targeting innocent victims in Oslo and the indiscriminate shooting of young people who were peacefully assembled in a summer camp outside the city. Many teenagers were killed and many others wounded.

Violence against children is morally repulsive and can never be justified....

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07/07/2011

On 6 and 7 July 2011, the UN Special Representative of the Secretary General on Violence against Children (SRSG), Ms. Marta Santos Pais, in cooperation with the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU), and the International NGO Advisory Council on Violence against Children, hosted an expert consultation on law reform in...

Tehran Times - Violence against children is underestimated: UNICEF
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06/07/2011

Around the world, between 500 million and 1.5 billion children suffer some form of violence every year. A new report from UNICEF details how the world is failing the most vulnerable members of society.

Each year about 70 percent of all children worldwide are victims of violence in one of its many forms, including beatings said the UN Special Representative on violence against children, Marta Santos Pais, in Berlin recently.

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Violence against Children Still a Global Challenge
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04/07/2011

United Nations officials spoke in Germany about contemporary problems with violence against children in Germany and across the world.

The United Nations’ Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has warned that violence against children may be underestimated. According to a new report, some 500 million to 1....