Following up on the Expert Workshop on witchcraft and human rights that took place in Geneva on 21 and 22 September 2018, this side event will focus on the impact of harmful witchcraft beliefs and practices on children's rights. Being particularly vulnerable, children are often victims. Too often, impunity prevails, despite the seriousness of these human rights abuses. This event will contribute to the growing momentum of work being carried out on these issues and help to ensure that further child rights abuses are prevented.
“A world free from fear and from violence, where no one is left behind, is the ambitious vision of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development,” recalls SRSG-VAC Marta Santos Pais in her Annual Report to the 37th session of the Human Rights Council (February-March 2018).
Date: Tuesday, 10 October 2017 at 1:15 – 2.30
Venue: Conference Room 7, UN Headquarters, New York
Audience: High-level government representatives, UN agencies and civil society.
Format: Panel presentations followed by Q&A
Co-sponsors: Permanent Missions of Chile, Sweden and Thailand to the United Nations, Arigatou International, Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Violence against Children
• H. E. MR. Cristian Barros, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Chile
Annual full-day meeting on the rights of the child
Theme: Protection of the rights of the child in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
Date and venue:6 March 2017, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. and 3 - 6 p.m., Palais des Nations, Room XX, Geneva
(will be broadcast live and archived on http://webtv.un.org)
Annual full-day meeting on the rights of the child concept note
Presentation of the Annual Report
Theme:Presentation of Annual Report to the Human Rights Council
rime prevention and resocialization of children in contact with the criminal justice system
Santiago de Chile, 28th and 29th of November 2016
Conference website: http://justiciaadolescente.unicef.cl/
“Ending the Torment: tackling bullying from the schoolyard to cyberspace”
Launch and Panel Presentation
General Assembly Resolution 69/158 requested the Secretary-General to submit a report to its seventy-first session on protecting children from bullying which is addressed by the Third Committee of the General Assembly (A/71/213).
SRSG Santos Pais presents her Annual Report to the General Assembly.
You can follow the meeting here: http://webtv.un.org/
The present annual report provides, pursuant to General Assembly resolution 69/157, an overview of major developments promoted by the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Violence against Children to sustain and scale up efforts to safeguard children’s freedom from violence.
The side event will mark the 10th anniversary of the UN Study on Violence against Children (2006), examining achievements made and identifying emerging challenges and opportunities for accelerating progress towards the elimination of violence against children by strongly promoting the incorporation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the work of the UN Geneva based Human Rights monitoring bodies and mechanisms, such as the Human Rights Council and the Committee on the Rights of the Child. In particular, the event will: