The UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon welcomes the selection of our Scientific Director Manfred Nowak to lead New Global Study on Children Deprived of Liberty.

Please find full press release and more information here.

Activities of the Independent Expert

  • Meetings with relevant high level officials of the United Nations in New York, Geneva and Vienna.
  • Periodic meetings with the United Nations Interagency Task Force (UNITF), which members include: the UN Special Representative to the Secretary General on  violence against children; the UN Special Representative to the Secretary General for children and armed conflict; the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), UNICEF, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child.
  • Meetings and fundraising activities with Ambassadors, government representatives, private foundations and the corporate sector in Geneva, New York, Vienna, Berlin, Stockholm, Brussels, Rome, Pretoria, Bangkok, Addis Ababa and San José.
  • Regular meetings with the NGO Panel for the Global Study on Children Deprived of Liberty.
  • Various events organized within the United Nations framework, during the regular sessions of the Human Rights Council in Geneva, and within other relevant fora in New York (i.e. General Assembly) and Vienna (i.e. Crime Commission).
  • Participation and presentation of the Study at international and regional conferences (Lumos event on „Children Count” in New York; Council of Europe conference on "Detention of Children in Social Welfare Institutions” in Prague; inter alia).