09 May 2016 to 10 May 2016

The Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Violence against Children, with the support of UNICEF Innocenti, have convened a global expert’s consultation to discuss the growing impact of bullying and cyber-bullying on children.

05 April 2016 to 06 April 2016

Launching the new children's rights strategy, Sofia, 5-6 April 2016

A new Council of Europe Strategy for the Rights of the Child is to be adopted by the Committee of Ministers in early 2016. The Strategy, which was drafted over the past year by Council of Europe member States in co-operation with civil society and other stakeholders, will be launched on 5 and 6 April 2016 at a high-level conference in Sofia, Bulgaria.

14 March 2016 to 15 March 2016

Objectives of the High-­‐level Round Table Meeting
• To promote a common understanding of why violence against children is essential for sustainable development in the South Asian context and their corresponding targets;

• To promote a common understanding of the distinct and cross-­‐cutting targets related to violence against children;

10 March 2016

Date and Venue: Thursday, 10 March 2016 - 10:00 – 12:00 
                          Palais des Nations, Room XXIII

09 March 2016

High Time to End Violence against Children

In the Countdown to 2030, everybody counts!


On the occasion of the 31st Session of the Human Rights Council

Geneva, Wednesday 9 March 2016,  4-6 pm,

Palais des Nations, E- Building, Room XVIII


From commitment to action

08 March 2016

SRSG Santos Pais presents her Annual Report to the Human Rights Council in Geneva on Tuesday, 8th March, during the 31st Session of the Human Rights Council. 

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07 March 2016

31th session of the Human Rights Council

Annual full-day meeting on the rights of the child

“Information and communications technology and child sexual exploitation”

Date and venue: 7 March 2016, 9 - 12 a.m. and 3 - 6 p.m., Palais des Nations, Room XX, Geneva

(will be broadcast live and archived on


20 February 2016 to 25 February 2016

SRSG Santos Pais visits Abuja and Lagos to support the launch of the Government’s Violence against Children Survey and efforts to implement the Nigerian Year of Action to End Violence Against Children. She will hold discussions with senior officials of the Government of Nigeria and other key stakeholders on the importance of using data and research to shed light on the hidden face of violence and to implement evidence-based policies and campaigns to end violence against children.  

16 February 2016 to 19 February 2016

SRSG Santos Pais will visit Jakarta for a dialogue with the ASEAN Commission on the Protection and Promotion of the Rights of Women and Children (ACWC). This year ASEAN begins implementation of its new Regional Plan of Action for the Elimination of Violence against Children 2016-2025.

20 December 2015 to 21 December 2015

This year, 2015, marks the 25th anniversary of the adoption of the African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child. As part of the activities to commemorate the 25th anniversary, SRSG Santos Pais will be participating in a conference on the Status of Children’s rights since the adoption of the Charter. Organised by the African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child, the conference will feature a...