African Union Forum focuses on children’s plight

Linked with Mes réactions concernant les enfants du Tchad, and with Zoe’s Ark.

Published on allAfrica, 8 November 2007, (and reprinted from The Herald).

Harare – At least 43 African Union ministers responsible for children met in Cairo, Egypt to discuss issues affecting children on the continent. The second Pan African Forum on children was held between October 29 and November 2 and the Deputy Minister of Health and Child Welfare Dr Edwin Muguti represented Zimbabwe.

Briefing journalists about the meeting in Harare yesterday, Dr Muguti said the forum, which was organised by Egyptian First Lady Mrs Suzanne Mubarak, dealt with several issues that affect children such as child labour, children in the military, human trafficking and female genital mutilation which came under the spotlight at the forum. He said the meeting resolved to adopt the call for Accelerated Action on the implementation of the Plan of Action towards Africa Fit for Children which will be Africa’s contribution to the UN General Assembly Special Session on children to be held in New York next month … (full text).

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