SRSG Santos Pais presents her annual report and the Secretary-General's report on protecting children from bullying to the third Committee of the United Nations General-Assembly on Tuesday 9 October at 10:00 am.
Pursuant to General Assembly resolution 72/245, the annual report of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Violence against Children provides an overview of major initiatives and developments to sustain and scale up efforts to safeguard children’s freedom from violence and advance the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. It highlights the strategic milestone that will be reached in 2019, the thirtieth anniversary of the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, during which the high-level political forum on sustainable development will review progress towards the achievement of Sustainable Development Goal 16, including its target to end all forms of violence against children, and the Assembly will mobilize accelerated action for the further implementation of the 2030 Agenda.
The report of the Secretary-General, submitted in response to the request of the General Assembly in its resolution 71/176, follows the first report of the Secretary-General on protecting children from bullying (A/71/213), addresses the
prevalence of bullying and its impact on children’s rights and presents an overview of measures adopted by Member States and other stakeholders to prevent and respond to bullying.