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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Press Release ACERWC End of 23rd Ordinary Session
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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
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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Press Release 23rd ACERWC Ordinary Session
Program of Work – 23rd Ordinary Session ACERWC