In Ethiopia, Universal Ratification Campaign targets protecting all African children

08/06/2011

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By Anthony Mwangi
UNICEF Ethiopia

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia – About 50 high level participants from Ethiopia, the African Union Commission, UN agencies, international organizations and civil society attended the African Universal Ratification Campaign at the end of May in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

 Making commitments

The half-day event was designed to follow up on the ratifications of the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the Involvement of Children in Armed Conflict (OPAC); the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the Sale of Children; Child Prostitution and Child Pornography (OPSC); and the African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child (ACRWC).

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