Like every year since 1991, the Day of the African Child (DAC) will be observed on June 16, on the theme “ Conflict and Crisis in Africa: Protecting all Children’s Rights” .
The Committee decided on this theme during its 25th Ordinary Session in April 2015, as part of the efforts to elevate child protection agenda in conflict situation in Africa as well as to guarantee the protection and preservation of life and well-being of the African children. The Committee has formulated 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.
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The Day will be commemorated accross Member States with meaningful participation of children through Children Parliaments and other youth-led organizations. At the African Union level, the celebration will be organized in collaboration of the Government of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, in Gambella, with the support of UN Agencies and International Organizations.