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Ms. Marta Santos Pais, SRSG on Violence Against Children

Biography of Ms. Marta Santos Pais

  • Special Representative to the United Nations Secretary General on Violence against Children (2009-Present)
  • Director of UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre (2001-2009)
  • Director of UNICEF’s Division of Evaluation, Policy and Planning (1997-2001)
  • Rapporteur of the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child (1991-1997)
  • Vice-Chairman of the Coordinating Committee on Childhood Policies of the Council of Europe
  • Special Adviser to the Machel Study on the Impact of Armed Conflict on Children
  • Member of the Scientific Committee of the International Child Centre in Paris
  • Visiting Professor, International University, Lisbon, Portugal
  • Senior Legal Adviser for human rights in the Comparative Law Office in Portugal
  • Member of the Portuguese Commission for the Promotion of Human Rights and Equality
  • Member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the International Journal of Children’s Rights
  • Member of the Advisory Board of the International Inter-disciplinary Course on Children’s Rights
  • Ms. Marta Santos Pais is the author of a large number of publications in human rights and children’s rights
  • She is married and a mother of two children
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