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31 August 2021

Joint statement by the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict, Virginia Gamba and the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Violence against Children, Najat Maalla M’jid

Press Statement: For Immediate Release   

17 August 2021

New York,17 August 2021 -  Special Representative on Violence against Children, Najat Maalla M’jid congratulates Colombia for the enactment of the “law prohibiting the use of physical punishment, cruel, humiliating, or degrading treatment and any type of violence against children and adolescents as a method of correction against children and adolescents” (La

30 July 2021

Geneva/New York 30 July 2021 – Despite progress during the past 20 years, trafficking in persons, particularly children, remains a high-profit, low-risk crime and a more concerted effort is needed to fight it, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Violence against Children (SRSG) said tod

30 July 2021

New York, 30 July 2021 - Statement by the Inter-Agency Coordination Group Against Trafficking in Persons (ICAT) on the occasion of the World Day against Trafficking in Persons.

28 July 2021

New York/Kuala Lumpur 28 July 2021 - Special Representative Najat Maalla M’jid and Ahmad Alhendawi, the Secretary-General of the World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM) established a formal partnership aiming to WOSM to enhance the Safe from Harm policy.

08 July 2021

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, Ant

07 July 2021

New York / Cairo, 7 July 2021 - The League of Arab States and the UN Special Representatives for Children and Armed Conflict and on Violence against Children today renewed their commitment to put an end to the continuum of violence and to prevent grave violations against children before, during and after conflict as well as in humanitarian settings; and further expressed t

10 June 2021

New York, 10 June 2021 - For the first time in twenty years the number of children in child labour increased. At the beginning of 2020 a total of 160 million children-63 million girls and 97 million boys-were in child labour globally, accounting for almost 1 in 10 of all children worldwide.

10 June 2021

What: VNR Lab - Investing in children: developing a child-sensitive SDG voluntary national review for an inclusive and sustainable recovery

Date: 13 July  

Time: 7:30-9:00 (EST) 

Format: Online platform (link to register to be provided)  

12 May 2021

New York, 12 May 2021 – The Special Representatives of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict, Virginia Gamba, and on Violence against Children, Dr Najat Maalla M’jid, condemn in the strongest possible terms the terrorist attack that took place outside a school in  Dasht-e-Barchi in Kabul, Afghanistan on 8 May 2021, in which, according to the latest rep