High Time

Sustainable development goals


High Time to end violence against children is an initiative of the Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General on Violence against Children (SRSG) in cooperation with many allies.

The SRSG is a global independent advocate in favour of the prevention and elimination of all forms of violence against children. The SRSG acts as a bridge builder and a catalyst of actions in all regions, and across sectors and settings where violence against children may occur. She mobilizes action and political support to maintain momentum around this agenda and generates renewed concern at the harmful effects of violence on children; to promote behavioural and social change, and to achieve effective progress.

Partners in the High Time initiative include Governments, UN agencies and institutions, Human Rights mechanisms, independent institutions for children, regional organisations, local authorities, communities, professional networks, civil society organisations, academia, the corporate sector, as well as many other individuals committed to the prevention and elimination of violence against children.

The High Time initiative aims at promoting child and young people participation. We are particularly proud to welcome Abraham M. Keita, Kesz Valdez and Chaeli Mycroft as our first young Time Raisers. They all won the KidsRights International Children’s Peace Prize for their outstanding action in defence of children’s rights and are an inspiration for the many children and young people who are committed to do the same.

The High Time on-line platform will gradually expand to provide access to its partners’ initiatives, results and calls for action, multiplying the possibilities for groups and individuals to support their efforts.