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New York / Geneva, 12 March, 2022 – In a historic moment, Dr. Najat Malla M’jid, the United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Violence against Children, reported to children about the work of the mandate in 2021, with children moderating and asking questions while Dr. M’jid listened to their views and reacted. Over four hundred participants joined the virtual event around the globe.

New York, 8 February 2022 - Every seven minutes, a child dies because of violence, with half of children around the world experience violence every year. The coronavirus pandemic exacerbated risk factors and increased the incidence of violence.

New York, 8 July 2021 - At a high-level event organized in the context of the 2021 High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development , the Secretary-General of  the United Nations, António Guterres, urged countries to i

New York, 9 December 2020 - The results of the global consultation survey #CovidUnder19: Life Under Coronavirus to understand children’s experiences and views during the coronavirus pandemic were presented at a global vir