Global Programme to End Violence Against Children

76th Session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA 76)

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VIOLENCE AGAINST CHILDREN IN TIMES OF CRISIS

This Event is co-organized by the Permanent Missions of the Republic of Bulgaria, Jamaica and Luxembourg to the United Nations in New York (Co-Chairs of the Group of Friends of Children and the SDGs), the European Union, the Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Violence Against Children and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. 

Economic, geopolitical and climate crises, and most recently the global health emergency, are threatening the rights of children to protection from violence. The damage caused by the Covid-19 pandemic was – and continues to be – even worse than anticipated. The impact on children is unlikely to end as the pandemic recedes. While it is crucial to identify and respond to the immediately increased risks posed to children in times of crisis, we must urgently explore how we can strengthen systems of protection for children as we begin the process of building forward better, post pandemic.

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During the Special Event, the new project STRIVE Juvenile was presented. STRIVE Juvenile: Preventing and Responding to Violence against Children by Terrorist and Violent Extremist Groups is a three-year (2021-2024), EUR 5.5 million initiative by the European Union and UNODC. The project aims to partner with the selected countries, the Republic of Indonesia, the Republic of Iraq and the Federal Republic of Nigeria, for the development and implementation of comprehensive national responses to prevent and counter violent extremism affecting children, in full respect of human rights, gender equality and international law...  STRIVE Juvenile factsheet

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