Åsa Regnér has resigned
Minister for Children, the Elderly and Gender Equality

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New solutions in focus at the End Violence Against Children Solutions Summit

As one of the currently 15 pathfinding countries, Sweden, was the first to host the 2030 Agenda for Children: End Violence Against Children Solutions Summit in cooperation with the Global Partnership to End Violence Against Children and the WePROTECT Global Alliance on 14-15 February. During the Summit, both Japan and The United Arab Emirates made a commitment to become pathfinding countries, with Brazil expressing interest too. In addition, Japan announced that the country donated 6 million US Dollars to the Fund to End Violence Against Children.

  • All the participants at the summit gathered

    Participants from all over the World gathered in Stockholm for the End Violence Solutions Summit.

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  • Swedens Prime Minister Stefan Löfven as a speaker

    Prime Minister Stefan Löfven

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  • HM Queen Silvia, HRH Crown Princess Victoria and Sweden's Minister for Children, the Elderly and Gender Equality Åsa Regnér meet youth delegates at the summit

    HM Queen Silvia, HRH Crown Princess Victoria and Sweden's Minister for Children, the Elderly and Gender Equality Åsa Regnér meet youth delegates at the summit.

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  • Amina J. Mohammed, Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations meeting Åsa Regnér, Sweden's Minister for Children, the Elderly and Gender Equality

    Amina J. Mohammed, Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations and Åsa Regnér, Sweden's Minister for Children, the Elderly and Gender Equality.

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  • High-level participants in the audience

    High-level participants

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  • Henrietta H. Fore, Executive Director, UNICEF giving a speech

    Henrietta H. Fore, Executive Director, UNICEF

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  • Åsa Regnér, Minister for Children, the Elderly and Gender Equality, Government of Sweden giving a speech in front of audience

    Åsa Regnér, Minister for Children, the Elderly and Gender Equality, Government of Sweden

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  • Marta Santos Pais, Special Representative Of the UN Secretary-General on Violence Against Children giving a speech

    Marta Santos Pais, Special Representative Of the UN Secretary-General on Violence Against Children

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  • Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyusus, Director-General, World Health Organization giving a speech

    Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyusus, Director-General, World Health Organization

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  • A girl writing on a white board in the youth delegates workshop

    Youth delegates workshop

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  • Åsa Regnér, Minister for Children, the Elderly and Gender Equality and Stefan Löfven, Prime Minister, Government of Sweden. The Prime Minster is seen as a shadow as he stands in the audience.

    Åsa Regnér, Minister for Children, the Elderly and Gender Equality and Stefan Löfven, Prime Minister, Government of Sweden.

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  • Åsa Regnér, Minister for Children, the Elderly and Gender Equality standing together with participants from the conference

    Åsa Regnér, Minister for Children, the Elderly and Gender Equality.

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  • Olivia Wigzell, Moderator and Director-General, National Board for Health and Welfare with two youth delegates on stage

    Olivia Wigzell, Moderator and Director-General, National Board for Health and Welfare with two youth delegates

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  • Ola Rosling, Chairman, Director and Co-Founder, Gapminder Foundation, Karolinska Institutet giving a speech

    Ola Rosling, Chairman, Director and Co-Founder, Gapminder Foundation, Karolinska Institutet.

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  • Lena Ag, Director-General, Swedish Gender Equality Agency talking in the panel on stage

    Lena Ag, Director-General, Swedish Gender Equality Agency.

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  • End Violence Against Children board members including Sweden's Minister for Children, the Elderly and Gender Equality Åsa Regnér

    End Violence Against Children board members. From right to left: 1. Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, General Secretary, World Council of Churches 2. Dr A. K. Shiv Kumar, Global Co-Chair, Know Violence in Childhood 3. Rev. Keishi Miyamoto, President, Arigatou International 4. Kathleen Cravero, President, Oak Foundation 5. H.E. Åsa Regner, Minister for Children, the Elderly and Gender Equality, Sweden 6. Marta Santos Pais, Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Violence Against Children 7. Dr Bernard Gerbaka, President, International Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect 8. Ernie Allen, Chair, WePROTECT Global Alliance (not member of the board).

    Jessica Gow/Government Offices of Sweden

Government ministers, youth delegates and high-level representatives of UN bodies, civil society, academia and the private sector from 67 countries attended the End Violence Against Children: Solutions Summit in Stockholm on 14-15 February 2018.

"Every country that has signed up to the 2030 Agenda has promised to achieve target 16.2: to end exploitation and all forms of violence against girls and boys. Violence against children is a disgrace, a disgrace that must be confronted with the full force of the global community. And this is not just something we wish or hope for – this is something we have promised," said Sweden's Prime Minister, Stefan Löfven.

Summit delegates presented and discussed good practices, concrete examples of legislation and collaboration, action plans that can be shared across the globe and new solutions – all with the potential to end violence against children.

"The purpose of this summit is to present and promote those solutions. But we also need leadership. Leadership in governments, in the United Nations and other governmental organisations, in civil society and in the private sector. I offer my leadership, and Sweden's leadership – but we need your leadership too. Let us all step up," urged the Swedish Prime Minister.

"The Global Partnership will continue to serve as a crucial platform for national government, civil society, academics, the private sector and international organisations to share knowledge and expertise on effective solutions to end violence against children. We need to keep learning from one another, support each other and accelerate action both globally and at home. The cost of inaction is simply too high. I believe that this summit has shown us what can be achieved if we work together to strengthen the rights of the child, by ending all forms of violence against children, supporting parents and building sustainable and equitable societies," said Sweden's Minister for Children, the Elderly and Gender Equality, Åsa Regnér.

The Global Partnership to End Violence Against Children


The Global Partnership to End Violence Against Children, launched in July 2016, is a joint initiative by world leaders, UNICEF, WHO and others to promote international collaboration between governments, civil society, the private sector and other stakeholders to put an end to violence against children. The initiative is linked to the Global Goals of the 2030 Agenda, particularly to target 16.2 to end exploitation and all forms of violence against girls and boys.