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Regional organizations and SRSG enhance cooperation to strengthen the protection of young children from violence - See more at: http://srsg.violenceagainstchildren.org/story/2014-06-25_1026#sthash.lXXVR00g.dpuf
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Don’t miss the G+ Hangout on persons with #albinism 13 June 10:30 EST/16:30 CET. Send Qs & views using #NotGhosts: http://sm.ohchr.org/1pM6uRs
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Reducing risks associated with the use of technology and promoting its beneficial potential is the theme of the International Consultation organized by the Special Representative of the Secretary General of the United Nations organized in Costa Rica with the support of UNICEF, in cooperation with the Costa Rican government.

Given the increasing number of cases of violence against children in Costa Rica, UN agencies and partner organizations working in children’s rights seek to establish dialogue platforms to enhance cooperation to prevent and eliminate the phenomenon that affects thousands of children and adolescents in Costa Rica and the world.

UNICEF data indicates that each year, 150 million girls and 53 million boys are victims of sexual exploitation. Only in Costa Rica, in 2012, 49,000 violations of the rights of children were reported, a figure that increased by four thousand cases in 2013, according to the National Child Welfare reported.

"Violence against children is still a sad reality in the vast majority of countries. The cases of abuse involving the use of information technologies and communication are of particular concern to governments, parents and caregivers as well as children." emphasized Tanya Chapuisat, UNICEF Representative in Costa Rica.

"Internet and mobile phones are essential tools to support access of children and adolescents to information and education and to ensure the exercise of their rights. At the same time, these technologies generate significant risks for children that must be fought”, emphasized Marta Santos Pais, Special Representative of the Secretary General of the United Nations on Violence against Children.

More than 50 foreign and local experts will participate in the consultation that will promote strategies and mechanisms to strengthen advocacy, legislation and public policies aimed at preventing violence and protecting children and adolescents from violence by using of new information technologies and communication. The results of this consultation will be presented to the United Nations General Assembly, in October.


San José, Costa Rica. 6 de junio, 2014 - Ante el creciente número de casos de violencia contra la niñez que se dan actualmente en Costa Rica, organizaciones internacionales como UNICEF, buscan generar espacios de diálogo entre distintos entes con el fin de erradicar este fenómeno que afecta a miles de niños, niñas y adolescentes en Costa Rica y el mundo.

Datos de UNICEF indican que, cada año, 150 millones de niñas y 53 millones de niños son abusados sexualmente. Sólo en Costa Rica durante 2012 se reportaron 49 mil violaciones a los derechos de los niños, cifra que aumentó en cuatro mil casos durante el 2013, según datos del Patronato Nacional de la Infancia.

Datos de UNICEF indican que, cada año, 150 millones de niñas y 53 millones de niños son abusados sexualmente. Sólo en Costa Rica durante 2012 se reportaron 49 mil violaciones a los derechos de los niños, cifra que aumentó en cuatro mil casos durante el 2013, según datos del Patronato Nacional de la Infancia.

“La eliminación de la violencia sigue siendo una tarea pendiente en la inmensa mayoría de los países. Los casos relacionados con el uso de las tecnologías de la información y comunicación preocupan particularmente a Gobiernos, padres y cuidadores, así como a la niñez”, subrayo Tanya Chapuisat, Representante de UNICEF en Costa Rica.

“Internet y la telefonía móvil son herramientas fundamentales para apoyar el acceso de niñas, niños y adolescentes a la información y a la educación y para garantizar el ejercicio de sus derechos. Al mismo tiempo, estas tecnologías generan riesgos importantes para la infancia que deben ser combatidos, enfatizó Marta Santos Pais, Representante Especial del Secretario General de las Naciones Unidas sobre la Violencia contra los Niños

Reducir los riesgos asociados al uso de la tecnología y promover su potencial benéfico es el tema de la Consulta Internacional que la Representante Especial del Secretario General de las Naciones Unidas organizará en Costa Rica con el apoyo de UNICEF y en cooperación con el Gobierno costarricense.

Más de 50 expertos extranjeros y nacionales participarán en la Consulta que promoverá estrategias y mecanismos que permitan fortalecer la abogacía, la legislación nacional y las políticas públicas dirigidas a la prevención de la violencia y a la protección de la niñez y adolescencia contra la violencia mediante el uso de las nuevas tecnologías de la información y la comunicación. Los resultados de esta consulta serán presentados a la Asamblea General de Naciones Unidas, en Octubre próximo.

- See more at: http://srsg.violenceagainstchildren.org/es/story/2014-06-09_1015#sthash.OoLoQ5Wt.dpuf
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Expert consultation on #ICT 50 #childrights experts discuss risks and benefits of new technologies to #ENDviolence 
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Brasil adopts landmark decision to promote child upbringing free from violence

"With this historic decision, Brazilian children can grow up in safety and in a protective environment, and violence can be made part of a distant past" said SRSG Santos Pais. "I wholeheartedly welcome the adoption of this new law. It marks a turning point in Brazil's efforts to safeguard children's rights and it also gains a decisive global relevance. Indeed, with the enactment of this legislation, the percentage of the world’s children protected by a legal ban on all forms of violence will increase from 5% to 8%!" highlighted the Special Representative. - See more at: http://srsg.violenceagainstchildren.org/story/2014-06-05_1012#sthash.U8bXPc0O.dpuf
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