Appointed Special Representative of the United Nation’s General Secretary on Violence Against Children (SRSG), Marta Santo Pais will be visiting the country this week.
She will be here for two days from Wednesday 20 to Friday 22.
The purpose of her visit is to advocate and support the national government and its partners to achieve full action on ending violence against children.
While here Pais will meet Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare, UN agencies in the country, Ministry of Women, Youth, Children and Family Affairs, other relevant line ministries including Police and the [email protected] project.
Since taking up her appointment, Marta promotes the prevention and elimination of all forms of violence against children in the justice setting, in homes, in institutional cares, in schools, in workplaces and in communities.
She acts as a bridge builder in all regions across sectors and settings where violence against children occurs.
Pais has more than 30 years’ experience on human rights issues, engagement in United Nations and intergovernmental processes.
By BRADFORD THEONOMI