Speaker

Photo of Ms. Najat Maalla M’jid

Ms. Najat Maalla M’jid

Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General on Violence against Children

Dr. Najat Maalla M'jid took up her position as UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Violence against Children on 1 July 2019. She is a paediatrician and served previously as Head of the Paediatric Department and Director of the Hay Hassani Mother-Child hospital in Casablanca. She was a member of the Moroccan National Council on Human Rights and founded the first programme addressing the situation of children living and working in the streets of Morocco. Dr. Maalla M’jid also served as United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Sale of Children, Child Prostitution and Child Pornography from 2008 to 2014