The African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child (ACRWC) is an important tool for advancing children’s rights. This year, the Charter celebrates its Silver Jubilee. A Conference to assess the impact of the Charter over the 25 past years, and to develop an African Agenda for children's rights based on the lessons learnt will be organized from 20-21 November, 2015.
As of January 2014, 47 member states of the AU have ratified the African Children’s Charter. There are 7 member states which have not yet ratified the Charter are: Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic, Somalia, Sao Tome and Principe, South Sudan and Tunisia.
26th ACERWC Session