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Sustainable development goals

I pledge to support a growing mobilization process to build a world free from violence for all children and to make zero Mankind’s favourite number: zero violence

Over the past 10 years, the commitment to end violence against children has steadily grown, attracting an increasing number of allies who are joining us across regions as natural partners in our efforts to prevent and respond to violence. Unfortunately, violence remains the reality for millions of children around the world. With the inclusion of the elimination of violence against children in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, we have the opportunity to turn our commitment and mobilisation into an unstoppable movement! In the count down to 2030, everybody counts and everybody is needed!

I pledge to continue to join hands with and for children, to support governments, organisations and institutions in their efforts to reach all violence-related targets in the SDGs, driving for results, building bridges and promoting circles for change and joint action.

I pledge to support the enhancement of a growing mobilisation process to raise commitment, time and talent to build a world free from violence for all children and to make zero Mankind’s favourite number: Zero violence.

Marta Santos Pais - Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General on Violence against Children

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