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  • Delegates from across the world will be meeting in Jamaica next week to develop strategies to eliminate violence against children.
  • The two-day United Nations Cross-Regional meeting begins on Monday (30 June 2014).
  • The meeting will focus attention on the protection of children without parental care and the prevention of children being placed in care institutions.

Delegates from across the world will be meeting in Jamaica next week to develop strategies to eliminate violence against children.

The two-day United Nations Cross-Regional meeting, which begins on Monday (30 June 2014), is being jointly hosted by the Minister of Youth and Culture, the Honourable Lisa Hanna, MP and the Special Representative of the UN Secretary General on Violence against Children, Mrs Marta Santos Pais.

The high level round-table is expected to develop strategic recommendations on how the various regions of the world can collaborate on preventing and responding to violence against children. The meeting will focus attention on the protection of children without parental care and the prevention of children being placed in care institutions.

Among the participants will be representatives of the following regional organisations: the Caribbean Community, Council of the Baltic Sea States, Council of Europe, Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, League of Arab States and the South Asia Initiative to End Violence against Children.

The meeting begins with an Opening Session at 9 o’clock Monday morning at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel at which the former Prime Minister, the Most Honourable P.J. Patterson, will deliver the keynote address.