Status of Children's Rights in Africa- SRSG to participate in upcoming conference in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
This year, 2015, marks the 25th anniversary of the adoption of the African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child. As part of the activities to commemorate the 25th anniversary, SRSG Santos Pais will be participating in a conference on the Status of Children’s rights since the adoption of the Charter. Organised by the African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child, the conference will feature a presentation of papers and panel discussions on identified thematic areas, including violence against children. Outcomes of the meeting are expected to contribute towards the development of an African Agenda for Children's Rights for the next 25 years.
The conference will be held from 20-21 November 2015, at the headquarter of the African Union Commission, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.