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30 November 2020

New York, 30th November 2020 - On the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of

05 September 2020

New York, 5 September 2020 - The impact of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic on violence against children and  with recommendations for the way forward, including on the importance of involving children as part of the solution, are central messages in the 2020 Annual Report of SRSG Maalla M'jid to the to

15 August 2020

Нью-Йорк, 14 августа 2020 г. – Специальный представитель Генерального секретаря ООН по вопросу о насилии в отношении детей Наджат Маалла Мджид глубоко обеспокоена появившейся информацией о многочисленных случаях пыток и жестокого обращения с детьми, задержанными в Беларуси после выборов, состоявшихся 9 августа.

15 August 2020

New York, 14 August 2020 – The UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Violence against Children (SRSG-VAC) Najat Maalla M’jid is deeply concerned over numerous allegations of torture and other ill-treatment of minors in detention in the aftermath of the elections in Belarus on 9 August. 

15 July 2020

New York, 15 July 2020 -  The Office of the Special Representative co-organized with UNICEF a Voluntary National Review (VNR) Lab as part of the official programme of the 2020 High-Level Political Forum aiming to encourage Governments to report on the SDG targets related to children in their VNRs by sharing positive examples from Member States.

02 July 2020

New York/Geneva, 2 July 2020 - In her annual report, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Violence against Children, Najat Maalla M’jid, outlines the impact that violence has on children’s mental health and provides an overview of major initiatives and developments to sustain and scale up efforts to safeguar

23 June 2020

New York / Geneva, 23 June 2020 -The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) today launched its new 2020 Guidelines on Child Online Protection (COP), a comprehensive set of recommendations for children, parents and educators, industry and policymakers on how to contribute to the

19 June 2020

New York, 20 June 2020 - Children constitute more than half of the world’s refugees.  Refugee children are already among the most vulnerable with high risks of violence, abuse and exploitation child labor, trafficking for sexual exploitation, or child marriage.

18 June 2020

Joint statement by Najat Maalla M'jid, Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Violence against Children and Karin Hulshof, UNICEF Regional Director East Asia and Pacific 

18 June 2020

New York, 18 June 2020 - Half of the world’s children, or approximately 1 billion children each year are affected by physical, sexual or psychological violence, suffering injuries, disabilities and death, because countries have failed to follow established strategies to protect them.