Foreign Affairs Minister, Senator Kamina Johnson-Smith, says Jamaica remains committed to reducing violence against children despite the government having to focus on the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Foreign Minister says now more than ever, a global partnership is required to tackle the issue.

Senator Johnson-Smith co-sponsored a special event of the United Nations General Assembly to discuss the issue yesterday.

Minister Johnson Smith spoke about the ways in which the Government has moved to mitigate the effect of the pandemic on children.

She says violence against children has been on the rise due to the pandemic.

The Foreign Affairs Minister told her counterparts around the world that a proper multi-sectoral approach must be pursued.

Kamina Johnson-Smith, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade.