DSG Jan Eliasson message for side event on Global study on children deprived of liberty - Geneva 10 March 2016



United Nations Deputy Secretary-General, Jan Eliasson, joined an event on Working together towards a global study on children deprived of liberty co-organized by SRSG Santos Pais and stressed the importance of giving voice to one of the most “invisible, vulnerable” groups in modern societies: children deprived of liberty.

“Like all children, these detainees need care and protection; they need opportunities, education and guidance yet conditions in places of detention are often poor and dangerous. Many facilities are overcrowded, unsanitary and lack adequate oversight and regulation.” stressed Mr. Eliasson.

Read the article on the event here