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30 July 2022

New York, 30 July 2022 - As the world has continued to transform digitally, so have traffickers who have kept pace by developing sophisticated systems and using technology to commit criminal activities, at every stage of the process, from recruiting, exploiting and controlling victims to transferring the profits of their criminal activities.

06 July 2022

New York, 6 July 2022 - At the opening of the High-Level Political Forum 2022, under the theme Building back better from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) while advancing the full implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development., Special Representative Maalla M'jid made a strong call for governments to integrate preventing and responding to violence

04 July 2022

Geneva, 4 July 2022 - At the Human Rights Council annual thematic panel discussion on technical cooperation and capacity building, on the theme of technical cooperation and the full and effective participation of women in decision-making and in public life and on the elimination of violence, with a view to achieving gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girl

24 June 2022

Reykjavik, 26 June 2022 - On a two day visit to Iceland, Special Representative Maalla M'jid commended the Government for strengthening of national legislation to prohibit all forms of violence against children.

20 May 2022

Bucharest, Romania 20 May 2022 - In her first official visit to Romania, the Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General, Dr. Najat Maalla M’jid, commended the Government for the important steps taken to end and prevent violence against children.

20 May 2022

New York/Vienna, 20 May 2022 - Strengthening protection of Ukrainian children against any form of violence, including trafficking, was the focus of the roundtable organized on 20 May 2022 by the Office of the OSCE Special Representative and Coordinator for Combating Trafficking in Human Beings and the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General on Violence against Childr

17 May 2022

Athens, Greece 17 May 2022 - SRSG Maalla M’jid has concluded a four-day visit to Greece commending the Government efforts and steady steps to enhance the protection of unaccompanied children on the move. 

09 May 2022

Statement attributable to the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General on Violence against Children, Dr. Najat Maalla M'jid– on Ukraine

New York, 9 May 2022 - "I am horrified at any attack on schools as the one recently occurred in Luhansk region, Ukraine.

14 April 2022

Rome, Italy, April 6 2022 - Special Representative Maalla M’jid addressed the participants of the High-level Launching Conference for the new Strategy for the Rights of the Child entitled “Beyond the horizon: a new era for the rights of the child”&