23rd ACERWC Session Closed

The African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child (ACERWC) has held its 8th Pre-Session and 23rd Ordinary Session from 07 – 16 April, 2014, which was attended by 10 Committee members, at the African Union Commission New Conference Centre, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The session was also attended by a large number of representatives from the African Union and its organs, UN Agencies , international organizations and  other partners.

The examination of Civil Society Organizations complementary reports from Guinea, Kenya, Mozambique and South Africa on the implementation of the Charter took place during the Pre-session (07-08 April, 2014). In addition, the Committee held a constructive dialogue with the Government of Liberia on its initial State Party Report.

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Opening ceremony of the 23rd Ordinary Session of the ACERWC

Opening remarks of Prof. Benyam Dawit, Chairperson of the ACERWC

Opening remarks of Prof. Benyam Dawit, Chairperson of the ACERWC

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 10 April 2014: The 23rd Ordinary Session of the African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child (ACERWC) was opened yesterday, 09 April, 2014, at the African Union Conference Centre, in presence of representatives of the African Union Commission, Representatives of the UNOHCHR, UNHCR, UNICEF, Plan International, Save the Children and others partners and key stakeholders on the rights and welfare of the child in Africa.

In her statement, H.E. Mrs. Tumusiime Rhoda Peace, AU Commissioner for Rural Economy and Agriculture, on behalf of the AUC Commissioner for Social Affairs  highlighted the challenges that are still impeding the full realization of child rights on the continent and she welcomed this Session as an avenue where possible solutions to address these challenges will be discussed. Continue reading

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The African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child (ACERWC) will hold its 23rd Ordinary Session, from 07-16 April 2014 at the Conference Centre of the  African Union Commission, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Examination of States party reports and civil society complementary reports on the implementation of the African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child (ACRWC) will be at the heart of this session. In addition, the Committee will proceed with the adoption of a general comment on Article 6 (name and nationality) of the Charter to clarify the meaning and scope of this provision.

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Program of Work – 23rd Ordinary Session ACERWC

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Press statement of the 420th meeting of the PSC on the Rights and Welfare of the Child (ACERWC)

The Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union (AU), at its 420th meeting held on 18 February 2014, in Addis Ababa, devoted a session to a consultation with the African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child (ACERWC), in its capacity as an Organ of the AU.

The meeting was held pursuant to the Executive Council Decision EX.CL/Dec.712 (XXI) that was adopted in June 2012, at its 21st Ordinary Session, held in Addis Ababa, in which the Executive Council requested the PSC to take into account the rights of the child in its agenda and cooperate actively with the ACERWC, in its efforts aimed at promoting the welfare of children in Africa.

Council emphasized the need for the ACERWC to champion initiatives at national, regional and continental levels, to bring more awareness on children’s rights and welfare to various stakeholders. Continue reading

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