The 1st international Policy Conference on the African Child and the Family: Full Report

Theme:
  • International Policy Conference on the African Child (IPC)
Pages: 150
Year of Publication: 2004
Country: Africa

The African Child Policy Forum organized the first in its series of policy conferences on the African child from 21 to 22 May 2004 at the African Union Conference Hall, Addis Ababa, on the theme of The African Child and the Family.

The choice of this theme was dictated by two considerations: firstly, the central place accorded to the family in the promotion and realization of child rights in both the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) and the African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child (ACRWC), and, secondly, the concern provoked by the current and continuing crises facing the African family both as the first and principal arm of child protection and as the basic unit of social organization. The African Child and the Family was also the theme chosen for this year’s Day of the African Child (16 June) by the African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child (ACERWC), which additionally took note of the tenth anniversary of the International Year of the Family being observed worldwide. Thus the Forum’s conference constituted an observance of these two important events.

Language: English
Published by: African Child Policy Forum (ACPF)
Author: African Child Policy Forum (ACPF)
Located in: Publications
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