The threats of international homicide, violence against children,
human trafficking and sexual violence are important to address to
promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development.
They pave the way for the provision of access to justice for all and for
building effective, accountable institutions at all levels.
While homicide and trafficking cases have seen significant progress
over the past decade, there are still thousands of people at greater
risk of intentional murder within around the world and like Latin America, Sub-Saharan Africa and
around Asia. Children’s rights violations through aggression and sexual
violence continue to plague many countries around the world, especially
as under-reporting and lack of data aggravate the problem.
To tackle these challenges and build a more peaceful, inclusive
societies, there needs to be more efficient and transparent regulations
put in place and comprehensive, realistic government budgets. One of the
first steps towards protecting individual rights is the implementation
of worldwide birth registration and the creation of more independent
national human rights institutions around the world.
- Among the institutions most affected by corruption are the judiciary and police.
- Corruption, bribery, theft and tax evasion cost some US $1.26
trillion for developing countries per year; this amount of money could
be used to lift those who are living on less than $1.25 a day above
$1.25 for at least six years
- Birth registration has occurred for 73 per cent of children under 5,
but only 46% of Sub-Saharan Africa have had their births registered.
- Approximately 28.5 million primary school age who are out of school live in conflict-affected areas.
- The rule of law and development have a significant interrelation and
are mutually reinforcing, making it essential for sustainable
development at the national and international level.
- Violence against children affects more than 1 billion children around the world and costs societies up to US$ 7 trillion a year.
- 50% of the world’s children experience violence every year.
- Every 5 minutes, somewhere in the world, a child is killed by violence
- 1 in 10 children is sexually abused before the age of 18.
- 9 in 10 children live in countries where corporal punishment is not
fully prohibited, leaving 732 million children without legal protection.
- 1 in 3 internet users worldwide is a child and 800 million of them
use social media. Any child can become a victim of online violence.
- Child online sexual abuse reports to NCMEC has grown from 1 million in 2014 to 45 million in 2018.