Human Rights Council holds interactive dialogues on violence against children and on children and armed conflicts

The Human Rights Council this afternoon held separate interactive dialogues with the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on violence against children, and the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for children and armed conflict. Najat Maalla M’jid, Special Representative of the Secretary-General on violence against children, noted that the measures taken in response to the COVID-19 pandemic had increased the risk of children being exposed to violence at home, online and in the community. More than 1 billion children were exposed to violence every year, a problem that required a genuine…

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Human Rights Council begins dialogue with Special Rapporteur on education, concludes discussion with Special Rapporteur on trafficking in persons

The Human Rights Council this morning began an interactive dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the right to education after concluding an interactive dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on trafficking in persons, especially women and children. Koumbou Boly Barry, Special Rapporteur on the right to education, said it was crucial to act within the framework of human rights to ensure that the measures adopted in response to the COVID-19 pandemic did not compromise the right to education nor increase the suffering of the most marginalized. It was crucial to take…

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Human Rights Council concludes interactive dialogue on the Annual Report of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, hears presentations on Nicaragua, Venezuela, and the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol in Ukraine

Begins Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on Trafficking in Persons, especially Women and Children The Human Rights Council this morning heard presentations by the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights of an oral update on Nicaragua, and of two reports on Venezuela and on the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol in Ukraine, after concluding an interactive dialogue on the annual report of the High Commissioner and on her oral update on the human rights implications of the COVID-19 pandemic. It also started an interactive…

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Human Rights Council Holds Interactive Dialogues on Violence Against Children and on Children and Armed Conflicts

The Human Rights Council this afternoon held separate interactive dialogues with the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on violence against children, and the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for children and armed conflict. Najat Maalla M’jid, Special Representative of the Secretary-General on violence against children, noted that the measures taken in response to the COVID-19 pandemic had increased the risk of children being exposed to violence at home, online and in the community. More than 1 billion children were exposed to violence every year, a problem that required a genuine…

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