SRSG strategic collaboration with the Central American Integration System - SICA

San Salvador (El Salvador) 14 June 2013 - On June 2013, the Special Representative held a high-level meeting with SICA, the Central America Integration System, in El Salvador, to discuss strategic areas of cooperation on children’s protection from violence, and to promote the mainstreaming of this concern in SICA´s agenda. The promotion of the rule of law, restorative juvenile justice programs, and public policies for violence prevention were identified as key priority areas of collaboration between the two entities. The SRSG and SICA representatives further agreed to enhance collaboration in early childhood programmes and policies, including in the framework of the upcoming Regional Conference for the Prevention of Violence starting in Early Childhood, to be held in Panama, in August 2013.

The meeting was informed by the Regional Roadmap on Violence against Children for the Centro American region, adopted in December 2012, in Santo Domingo, in the framework of the regional meeting on Violence against Children co-organized by the SRSG together with the Government of Dominican Republic and the Global Movement for Children in Latin America and the Caribbean. The meeting adopted the Santo Domingo Declaration and the Regional Roadmap on Violence against Children that highlighted the decisive role of SICA in preventing and responding to violence against children in Centro America.

SISCA News article (Spanish)