ACERWC session 6-16 Dec 2017
The meetings of the African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child (ACERWC) were held at Corinthia Hotel in Khartoum during 6-16 December 2017. The First Vice - President of the Republic, Lt. Gen. Bakri Hassan Saleh addressed the opening of the session.
The meeting was attended by a number of Ministers, senior officials along with over 150 participants, representing 25 African countries and a number of domestic and regional organizations.
Suad Abdul-Al, the Secretary General of the National Council for Child Welfare welcomed the efforts of ACERWC in boosting the children welfare and rights, and calling for more conferences to be held for the interest of the African children. She also indicated that the meetings have tackled the efforts being exerted for the protection of the child rights, the reports of the member states that have shown commitment to the charter, presented complaints, the cooperation in implementing the African Charter, child labor in Africa, adding that the committee has recommended the eradication of this phenomenon.