SRSG Santos Pais presents Annual Report to the Human Rights Council

Tuesday, 06 March 2018 - 9:45am

“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).

Santos Pais’ annual report also highlights several other key areas of progress achieved in 2017 to strengthen children’s freedom from violence and accelerate progress towards the SDG 16.2 target of zero violence against children by 2030. These include major initiatives aimed at sustaining and scaling up efforts to ensure children’s protection from violence at the global and regional levels - especially through the adoption of Regional Plans to prevent and respond to violence against children -  as well as through strategic national implementation efforts.

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