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Sale and Sexual Exploitation Of Children: UN Rights Expert


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Venta de niños y explotación infantil: experta en derechos de la ONU anuncia misión a Guatemala

GINEBRA (16 de agosto de 2012) – La Relatora Especial de Naciones Unidas Najat Maala M’jid llevará a cabo una misión en Guatemala del 20 al 29 de agosto de 2012. Ésta será la segunda visita oficial al país desde 2000 de un experto independiente del Consejo de Derechos Humanos de la ONU, encargado de investigar la venta de niños y la prostitución y pornografía infantil.

“Durante mi misión, me centraré en el alcance, nuevos patrones y las causas de la venta de niños y la explotación sexual infantil”, dijo la Sra. Maalla M’jid. “Prestaré especial atención a las estrategias y programas establecidos en Guatemala para prevenir y proteger a los niños de la venta y la explotación sexual”.

La Relatora Especial, quien visita Guatemala a invitación del Gobierno, también ofrecerá asesoramiento en la promoción y la protección de los derechos humanos de actuales o potenciales víctimas de la venta, prostitución y pornografía, así como también sobre aspectos relacionados con la rehabilitación de niños que hayan sido víctimas de la explotación sexual.

Ms. Maalla M’jid viajará a la Ciudad de Guatemala, Cobán, Sololá, Coatepeque y Tecun Umán para reunirse con las autoridades estatales responsables de la prevención y lucha contra la venta de niños y la explotación sexual infantil. Además se reunirá con representantes de la sociedad civil y del sector privado, y visitará centros de cuidado infantil y centros de internamiento de menores.

Una vez finalizada la misión, la Relatora Especial compartirá con el Gobierno sus observaciones preliminares sobre la promoción y protección de los derechos humanos de los niños víctimas o vulnerables a la venta o explotación sexual a partir de la información recopilada durante su visita. La Sra. Maalla M’jid presentará un informe sobre sus hallazgos y recomendaciones ante el Consejo de Derechos Humanos en Marzo de 2013.

La Relatora Especial celebrará una conferencia de prensa al concluir su visita al país, el miércoles 29 de agosto a las 12:30 en el Hotel Clairon Suites, en la Ciudad de Guatemala.


La Sra. Najat Maalla M’jid (Marruecos) fue nombrada Relatora Especial sobre la venta de niños, la prostitución infantil y la utilización de niños en la pornografía en mayo de 2008. Es independiente de cualquier gobierno u organización. La Sra. Maalla M’jid es pediatra y miembro de la Comisión de los Derechos de los niños del Consejo Consultivo Nacional sobre Derechos Humanos de Marruecos, y la fundadora de la organización no gubernamental BAYTI, el primer programa que aborda la situación de los niños que viven en la calle en Marruecos. Para mayor información, visite:
http://www.ohchr.org/EN/Issues/Children/Pages/ChildrenIndex.aspx

ONU Derechos Humanos, página de país – Guatemala:
http://www.ohchr.org/EN/countries/LACRegion/Pages/GTIndex.aspx

Para solicitudes de prensa sobre otros expertos independientes de la ONU:
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Sale and Sexual Exploitation Of Children: UN rights Expert In Country Mission To Guatemala

GENEVA (16 August 2012) – United Nations Special Rapporteur Najat Maalla M’jid will undertake a country mission to Guatemala from 20 to 29 August 2012. This will be the second visit to the country since 2000 by an independent expert mandated by the UN Human Rights Council to investigate the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography.

“During my mission, I will focus on the scope, the new patterns and the root causes of the phenomena of sale and sexual exploitation of children; I will pay particular attention to the strategies and programs established in terms of prevention and protection of children from sale and sexual exploitation,” said Ms. Maalla M’jid.

The Special Rapporteur, who visits Guatemala at the invitation of the Government, will also provide advice on the promotion and protection of human rights of actual or potential victims of sale, prostitution and pornography, as well as on the aspects related to the rehabilitation of child victims of sexual exploitation.
The Special Rapporteur,will travel to Guatemala City, Cobán, Sololá, Coatepeque and Tecun Umán to meet with State authorities responsible for preventing and combating the sale and sexual exploitation of children. She will also meet with civil society and private sector representatives, and visit children care centres and shelters.

At the end of her visit, the Special Rapporteur will share with the Government her preliminary observations on the promotion and protection of human rights of child victims or vulnerable to sale or sexual exploitation based on the information gathered during the visit.

Based on the information gathered during the visit, the Special Rapporteur will present a report containing her findings and recommendations to the Human Rights Council in March 2013.

A press conference will be held at the end of the mission on Wednesday 29 August at 12:30pm at Clarion Suites Hotel.

Ms. Najat Maalla M’jid (Morocco) was appointed Special Rapporteur on the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography in May 2008. She is independent from any government or organization. Ms. Maalla M’jid is paediatrician and member of the Moroccan National Council on Human Rights, and the founder of the non-governmental organization BAYTI, the first programme addressing the situation of children living in the street in Morocco.

Learn more about the mandate and work of the Special Rapporteur: http://www.ohchr.org/EN/Issues/Children/Pages/ChildrenIndex.aspx

OHCHR Country Page – Guatemala: http://www.ohchr.org/EN/countries/LACRegion/Pages/GTIndex.aspx

For media inquiries related to other UN independent experts:
Xabier Celaya, UN Human Rights – Media Unit (+ 41 22 917 9383 / xcelaya@ohchr.org)

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