[16days_discussion] [WorkingWithBoysandMen] Fw: SG appoints Marta Santos Pais as Special Representative on violence against children

Ravi Karkara rkarkara at yahoo.com
Thu May 14 12:25:49 EDT 2009



FYI
 

 
SG appoints Marta Santos Pais as Special Representative on violence against children 
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 Posted: Friday, 1 May 2009, New York | Author: EOSG
  
 
Secretary-General
BAN Ki-moon appointed Ms. Marta Santos Pais of Portugal as his Special
Representative on Violence Against Children at the Assistant
Secretary-General level. 
  
This
appointment was made following the recommendation included in the UN
Secretary-General’s Study on Violence Against Children.  The UN General
Assembly, at its 62nd session, adopted resolution 62/141 requesting the
Secretary-General to appoint for a period of three years a Special
Representative of the Secretary-General on Violence Against Children. 
  
The
Office of the Special Representative will be based in New York and
provided with administrative support by UNICEF.  The position of the
SRSG, as well as the Office to support her, will be funded from
voluntary contributions. 
  
Ms
Santos Pais brings to the job her tremendous passion, her firm
commitment to the rights of the child, more than 25 years experience on
human rights issues and engagement in inter-governmental processes.    
  
She
is currently the Director of the UNICEF Innocenti Research Center, a
post she holds since 2001.. She joined UNICEF in 1997 as Director of
Evaluation, Policy and Planning and served as Co-Chair of the UNDG
Working Group on Human Rights. 
  
From
1991 to 1997, Ms. Santos Pais was the Rapporteur of the United Nations
Committee on the Rights of the Child. During this period, she also
served as Vice-Chair of the Coordinating Committee on Childhood
Policies of the Council of Europe. 
  
She
held a number of advisory positions on human rights and legal issues in
Portugal, authored many studies and publications and served as Special
Advisor to the Machel Study on children affected by armed conflict and
to the UN Study on Violence against Children. 
  
Ms. Santos Pais holds a Law degree from the University of Lisbon. 
  
Born in Portugal in 1952, Ms. Santos Pais is married and mother of two children. 
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SECRETARY-GENERAL APPOINTS NEW ENVOY FOR VIOLENCE AGAINST CHILDREN
	* The Secretary-General has appointed Ms. Marta Santos Pais of
Portugal as his Special Representative on Violence Against Children at
the Assistant Secretary-General level. 
  
	* This appointment was made following the recommendation included in
the UN Secretary-General’s Study on Violence Against Children.  The UN
General Assembly, at its 62nd session, adopted resolution 62/141
requesting the Secretary-General to appoint for a period of three years
a Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Violence Against
Children. 
  
	* The Office of the Special Representative will be based in New York
and provided with administrative support by UNICEF.  The position of
the SRSG, as well as the Office to support her, will be funded from
voluntary contributions. 
  
	* Ms. Santos Pais brings to the job her tremendous passion, her firm
commitment to the rights of the child, more than 25 years experience on
human rights issues and engagement in inter-governmental processes.  
  
	* She is currently the Director of the UNICEF Innocenti Research
Center, a post she holds since 2001. She joined UNICEF in 1997 as
Director of Evaluation, Policy and Planning and served as Co-Chair of
the UNDG Working Group on Human Rights. From 1991 to 1997, Ms. Santos
Pais was the Rapporteur of the United Nations Committee on the Rights
of the Child. During this period, she also served as Vice-Chair of the
Coordinating Committee on Childhood Policies of the Council of Europe.
She held a number of advisory positions on human rights and legal
issues in Portugal, authored many studies and publications and served
as Special Advisor to the Machel Study on children affected by armed
conflict and to the UN Study on Violence against Children. 


      
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