Commitment, not slogans, key to ending violence against children: UN expert

4 November 2019

One billion children—or half the world’s youngsters—are victims of violence, ranging from conflict and humanitarian crises to cyberbullying and recruitment by terrorist groups.

That’s according to UN expert Najat Maalla M’jid who advocates for governments, civil society and other stakeholders to put children at the heart of their policies. Ms. M’jid began her appointment as the UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative on Violence against Children in July and recently presented her first report to the UN General Assembly.

May Yaacoub asked her about progress in the global effort to protect children.

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