ASEAN Guidelines for a Non-Violent Approach to Nurture, Care, and Development of Children in All Settings

The Convention on the Rights of the Child specifies that it is the obligation of State parties to address and eliminate the widespread prevalence and incidence of violence against children (VAC). The UN Special Representative to the Secretary-General on Violence against Children, Paulo Sergio Pinheiro, outlined what has to be done to confront the major challenges of VAC (2006). During 2009 – 2015, another UN Special Representative, Marta Santos Pais, also has consistently monitored and highlighted the need to accelerate, preventive and responsive mechanisms to address violence against children worldwide.

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