Day of the African Child 2016
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June 16 is the annual Day of the African Child (DAC). The theme of this year’s celebration is “ Conflict and Crisis in Africa: Protecting all Children’s Rights” . In line with the African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child (ACERWC) Continental Study on the impact of armed conflict on children is Africa, it is part of the efforts to elevate child protection agenda in conflict situation in Africa as well as a guarantee the protection and preservation of life and well-being of the African children. Every year, the Committee provides recommendations to Member States on the Commemoration of the DAC. The Concept Note for this year edition sets out the situational context of conflict and crisis in Africa and the impact on children. It further highlights the challenges hindering the elimination of conflicts and crises in Africa, to finally recommend examples of best practice in the elimination of conflicts.
Read more in the concept note.