In February 2003, UN Secretary General Kofi Annan appointed Paulo Sérgio Pinheiro as Independent Expert, at the Assistant Secretary General level, to prepare a global study on violence against children.
Mr. Pinheiro is a visiting professor of international relations at the Watson Institute of International Studies at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, and a research associate at the Center for the Study of Violence, University of Sao Paulo, which he also founded. He was the director of the Center for the Study of Violence at the University of São Paulo, from 1987 to 2002.
In the UN, Mr. Pinheiro holds the position of Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in Myanmar.
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