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10 June 2021

New York, 10 June 2021 - For the first time in twenty years the number of children in child labour increased. At the beginning of 2020 a total of 160 million children-63 million girls and 97 million boys-were in child labour globally, accounting for almost 1 in 10 of all children worldwide.

10 June 2021

What: VNR Lab - Investing in children: developing a child-sensitive SDG voluntary national review for an inclusive and sustainable recovery

Date: 13 July  

Time: 7:30-9:00 (EST) 

Format: Online platform (link to register to be provided)  

12 May 2021

New York, 12 May 2021 – The Special Representatives of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict, Virginia Gamba, and on Violence against Children, Dr Najat Maalla M’jid, condemn in the strongest possible terms the terrorist attack that took place outside a school in  Dasht-e-Barchi in Kabul, Afghanistan on 8 May 2021, in which, according to the latest rep

05 May 2021

New York, 3 May 2021 – Corporal punishment – a clear breach of children’s rights – is the most common and normalized form of violence against children worldwide. More than 2 in 3 children experience corporal discipline at the hands of their caregivers and 87 percent of the world’s children are not protected from this by law.

31 March 2021

Joint statement by the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict, Virginia Gamba, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict, Pramila Patten, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Violence against Children, Najat Maalla M’jid

09 March 2021

Human Rights Council, 46th Session. General Debate, Item 3

Thank you, Madam President.

UNEP welcomes the opportunity to deliver this joint statement on behalf of 15 UN entities. See below the list of entities.   

08 March 2021

New York, 8 March 2021 – SRSG Najat Maalla M’jid called for allocation of adequate budgets and strengthened integrated and truly accessible services to accelerate action for implementation of the 2030 Agenda while ending the pandemic of violence against children in the presentation of her.annual report to the

09 February 2021

New York / Geneva, 10 February 2021 – As the world marks Safer Internet Day, UN human rights experts* have urged the European Union to reach agreement on temporary legislation to allow for the continued use of technological

15 December 2020

The document produced jointly by ECLAC, UNICEF and the Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Violence against Child