Paraguay named “Pathfinder” country to save children from violence
United Nations supports violence prevention through global network of champions
NEW YORK — World leaders announced a new partnership and fund to make ending violence a priority and collective responsibility during a United Nations (UN) presentation in New York today.
The UN is supporting the Global Partnership to End Violence Against Children, a coalition created to end abuse, exploitation and other violence perpetuated against children. “There could be no more meaningful way to help realize the vision of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development,” said Ban Ki-moon, the UN’s secretary general.
Ten countries, including Paraguay — a Christian Children’s Fund of Canada (CCFC) country of operation — were named “Pathfinders” to fast-track efforts to save children from violence. Pathfinders will receive support to execute a government approach to violence prevention, including a road map for implementation and a national commitment to increased financing.
Jorge Méndez Rheineck, country director for CCFC’s Paraguay office, is in New York as part of the official delegation of the Government of Paraguay.