19 June 2016 to 22 June 2016

At the invitation of the Government of Viet Nam, Ms. Marta Santos Pais, Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Violence against Children (SRSG-VAC) is visiting Viet Nam from 19th – 22nd June, 2016.

30 May 2016 to 31 May 2016

The vision and implementation of the 2030 Agenda for sustainable development will be at the heart of the annual gathering of regional organisations and institutions convened by SRSG Santos Pais.

Organised in cooperation with the Council of the Baltic Seas States, the meeting will focus on opportunities to support the implementation of Agenda 2030 and progress towards its violence against children-related targets and goals.

19 May 2016 to 20 May 2016

The Conference is co-organised by UNICEF (Argentina) and the office of the SRSG Ofon Violence against Children and it will take place in Buenos Aires, May 19th and 20th of May, at Buenos Aires Design Centre.

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. 

Follow live webcast here: webtv.un.org

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 http://webtv.un.org)