The United Nations 15th Human Rights Council ran from 13 September to 1 October 2010 in Geneva, Switzerland. At the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), Optional Protocol for the Sale of Children, Child Prostitution, and Child Pornography during the two-week council, the Special Rapporteur reported on the first historic case in the USA of 7-year-old Ariana-Leilani King-Pfeiffer, known as “The Little Ambassador.” She is a citizen of both Germany and the USA, who is now in Washington, DC.
Ms. Najat M’jid Maalla (Morocco) was appointed Special Rapporteur for the Rights of the Child (CRC), Optional Protocol for the Sale of Children, Child Prostitution, and Child Pornography (SCCPCP) in May 2008. Ms. M’jid Maalla is a medical doctor in pediatrics, who has been involved for the past two decades in the protection of vulnerable children.
The mandate of the Special Rapporteur, Ms. M’jid Maalla, is to “investigate the exploitation of children around the world and to submit reports thereon to the General Assembly and the Commission on Human Rights, making recommendations for the protection of the rights of the children concerned. These recommendations are targeted primarily at Governments, United Nations bodies and non-governmental organizations.”
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