A/HRC/52/61 United Nations General Assembly Distr.: General 11 January 2023 Original: English Human Rights Council Fifty-second session 27 February–31 March 2023 Agenda item 3 Promotion and protection of all human rights, civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights, including the right to development Annual report of the Special Representative of the SecretaryGeneral on Violence against Children Summary In the present report, submitted pursuant to General Assembly resolution 74/133, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Violence against Children, Najat Maalla M’jid, reviews actions she has taken at the global, regional and national levels to fulfil her mandate. She provides an overview of the results achieved and an update on her work since her previous reporta and emphasizes that the need for investment in cross-sectoral child- and gender-sensitive prevention and protection services is more urgent than ever. The report, which is focused on the protection of children in the digital environment, contains an outline of the diverse forms of violence to which children are exposed online, emphasizing their cooccurrence in that setting, as well as the continuum between violence online and offline. Also contained in the report are key recommendations aimed towards ensuring an inclusive, safe, protective and empowering digital environment for children, where no child is left behind. a GE.22-29128 (E) A/HRC/49/57. 100123 110123

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