STATEMENT OF THE AFRICAN COMMITTEE OF EXPERTS ON THE RIGHTS AND WELFARE OF THE CHILD WORKING GROUP ON CLIMATE CHANGE AND CHILDREN’S RIGHTS ON WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY
In 1973, the United Nations General Assembly designated June 5th as World Environ
The African Children’s Charter, as supervised by the African Children’s Committee, provides an effective continental framework for advancing children’s rights.
An effective child-friendly national legislative, policy and institutional framework is in place in all member States.
Every child’s birth and other vital statistics are registered
Every child survives and has a healthy childhood
Every child grows up well-nourished and with access to the basic necessities of life
Every child benefits fully from quality education
Every child is protected against violence, exploitation, neglect and abuse
Children benefit from a child-sensitive criminal system
Every child is free from the impact of armed conflicts and other disasters or emergency situations
African children’s views matter