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Panel Discussion on Violence Against Children - 31st Meeting 27th Regular Session of Human Rights Council
23 Sep 2014 -  Panel discussion on accelerating global efforts to end violence against children

Moderator: Ms. Susan Bissell, Associate Director, Child Protection, Programme Division, United Nations Children's Fund
Opening Statement: Ms. Jane Connors, Director, Research and Right to Development Division, Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

Panellists:
• Ms. Marta Santos Pais, Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Violence against Children;
• Mr. Pavel Astakhov, Russian Ombudsman on the Rights of the Child;
• Mr. Benyam Dawit Mezmur, Vice-chairperson of the Committee on the Rights of the Child, Chairperson of the African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child , Associate Professor of Law, Community Law Centre, University of Western Cape, South Africa;
• Ms. Fatiha Hadj Salah, Medical doctor;
• Mr. Jorge Freyre, Latin American and Caribbean Movement for Children;
• Ms. Laila Khondkar, Save the Children-Liberia.

- 31st Plenary Meeting 27th Regular Session of the Human Rights Council.

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SPEAKERS
Sweden (on behalf of Nordic countries), Mr. Jan Knutsson
Costa Rica (on behalf of CELAC), Mr. Mario Vega Hernández
Philippines (on behalf of ASEAN), Ms. Cecilia B. Rebong
European Union, Ms. Urška Cas Svetek
United Arab Emirates (on behalf of Arab Group), Mr. Obaid Salem Saeed Al Zaabi
Timor-Leste (on behalf of CPLP), Mr. Marciano Octavio Garcia Da Silva
Ethiopia (on behalf of African Group), Mr. Yibza Aynefullu
Croatia, Ms. Ivana Kožar Schenck
Tunisia, Mr. Sami Bougacha
Paraguay, Ms. Raquel Cristina Pereira Farina
Burkina Faso, Ms. Fatoumata Ki
Algeria, Mr. Boudjemâa Delmi
Ukrainian Parliament Commissioner for Human Rights, Ms. Valeriya Lutkovska
Save the Children International, Co-sponsors: International Catholic Child Bureau, Myochikai (Arigatou International), Terre des Hommes Federation Internationale, Groupe des ONG pour la Convention relative aux droits de l'enfant, SOS Children’s Villages International, Child Helpline International, Ms. Diarra Diop (Joint Statement)
Mexico, Ms. Gisele Fernández Ludlow
Montenegro, Ms. Zorica Maric-Djordjevic
India, Ms. Rashmi Goel
Syrian Arab Republic, Ms. Khawla Youssef
Sudan, Ms. Rahma Salih Elobied
Austria, Mr. Gerold Vollmer
Ukraine, Mr. Yurii Klymenko
Iran (Islamic Republic of), Ms. Zahra Ershadi
Togo, Ms. Nakpa Polo
Lithuania, Ms. Audra Ciapiene
United Arab Emirates, Mr. Saeed Mohamed Ali Abdulrahman Almarzooqi
Spain, Mr. Luis Ángel Redondo Gómez
British Humanist Association, Ms. Amelia Cooper
World Organisation Against Torture, Co-sponsors: Defence for Children International, Mr. Benjamin Amsler (Joint Statement)
International Institute for Non-aligned Studies, Mr. Sunil Kumar
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