Special Briefing for UN Member StatesEnding violence against children duringCOVID-19 and beyond



The Global Partnership to End Violence Against Children together with the European Union Delegation to the UN and the Permanent Missions of France, Uruguay, Colombia and Japan and with the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Violence against Children and UNICEF – organized a webinar for the UN Member States on the increased risk of violence to children during and beyond the COVID-19 pandemic. The briefing presented an opportunity to share challenges faced and actions being taken by countries during the outbreak and its recovery, ahead of the United Nations High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development.

Speakers:
– Ambassador Silvio Gonzato, Deputy Head of Delegation, Delegation of the European Union to the United Nations
– Ambassador Carlos Amorín, Permanent Representative of Uruguay to the United Nations
– Anne Gueguen, the Deputy Permanent Representative of France to the United Nations
– Ambassador Guillermo Fernández de Soto, Permanent Representative of Colombia to the United Nations
– Ambassador Kimihiro Ishikane, Permanent Representative of Japan to the United Nations
– Ambassador Sima Bahous, Permanent Representative of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan to the United Nations
– Najat Maalla M’jid, Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Violence Against Children
– Cornelius Williams, Associate Director, Child Protection, UNICEF
– Etienne Krug, Director, Department of the Social Determinants of Health, World Health Organization


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