Eighth High-Level Cross Regional Round Table on the Prevention and Elimination of Violence Against Children
The Special Representative of the Secretary-General of the United Nations on Violence Against Children, Marta Santos Pais, and the South Asia Initiative to End Violence Against Children (SAIEVAC) develop the Eighth High-Level Cross Regional Round Table on the Prevention and Elimination of Violence Against Children, which will take place from May 9 to 11, 2018.
The IIN will participate in this meeting that brings together regional intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations that play an important role in promoting the rights of children and adolescents, specifically in the demand for accountability.
Moving towards compliance with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, in particular on goal 16.2 » End abuse, exploitation, trafficking and all forms of violence against and torture of children», will be the main foundation of the meeting. At the same time, the following objectives have been established:
Identify ways to further strengthen the role of regional organizations and institutions in promoting and monitoring progress at national and regional level towards achieving the violence-related targets of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development;
Identify persisting and emerging challenges to children’s protection from violence, including harmful practices;
Identify and promote measures to strengthen cross-regional cooperation towards the prevention and elimination of all forms of violence against children;
Share experiences and identify common actions to enhance the protection of children from harmful practices, to support positive and protective practices, and to address social norms that condone violence against children, including through engagement with community and religious leaders*.
This meeting is organized by the Government of Bhutan, jointly with the Special Representative of the Secretary General on Violence Against Children and SAIEVAC.