The African Union Assembly adopts the Africa’s Agenda for Children 2040

The African Union urges Member States to work towards the full implementation of the aspirations included in the Agenda. It sets out ten aspirations, to be achieved by 2040, in five implementation phases that are 2020, 2025, 2030, 2035 and 2040.


The Africa's Agenda for Children 2040 emanates from the conclusions of the High Level Conference to assess the status of the rights of children in Africa 25 years after the adoption of the Charter, that was held in Addis Ababa, from 20-21 November 2015, as part of the Commemoration activities of the 25th Anniversary of the African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child. During the Conference challenges and successes of the endeavors employed to promote and protect the rights of the child in Africa were assessed with a view of guiding the future efforts to promote and protect the rights and welfare of children in Africa.

The ten aspirations are as follow:
• Aspiration 1: The African Children's Charter, as supervised by the African Children's Committee, provides an effective continental framework for advancing children's rights.
• Aspiration 2: An effective child-friendly national legislative, policy and institutional framework is in place in all Member States.
• Aspiration 3: Every child's birth and other vital statistics are registered.
• Aspiration 4: Every child survives and has a healthy childhood.
• Aspiration 5: Every child grows up well-nourished and with access to the basic necessities of life.
• Aspiration 6: Every child benefits fully from quality education.
• Aspiration 7: Every child is protected against violence, exploitation, neglect and abuse.
• Aspiration 8: Children benefit from a child-sensitive criminal justice system.
• Aspiration 9: Every child is free from the impact of armed conflicts and other disasters or emergency situations.
• Aspiration 10: African children's views matter.

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