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AMC President's Statement at the 30th Session of the ACERWC

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Africa Wide Movement for Children (AMC) - An Africa in which every child lives in dignity




First of all, I would like to thank the ACERWC for giving us the opportunity to express ourselves at this prestigious forum bringing together child rights actors in the continent.

As you know, the Africa Wide Movement for Children (AMC), is a Pan-African civil society organisation created in 2008 to provide a continental platform for NGOs, development
agencies and individuals concerned about the protection of children to collectively develop initiatives for the protection and development of the African child.

Consisting of members from African and international NGOs, national coalitions and networks, Pan-African institutions and organizations as well as individuals, the AMC aims to
promote and protect the best interests of children in Africa by advocating for an environment conducive to their optimal growth and development. AMC's work is based on four major strategies designed to bring about profound and concrete change for children, including through the creation of alliances, generation and sharing of knowledge, capacity
building, and the promotion of a common voice and collective action.

Finally, our outreach strategy is also based on high-level advocacy and lobbying, relying on evidence to reach our goals. To this end, we plan to organise in the first quarter of 2018 in partnership with the Government of Mali, the launch of the African study on the situation of children victims of armed conflict.

Madame Chairperson, we offer you our support to effectively contribute to the popularisation of the 2040 agenda. This is done through our representations at regional, national and at community level. Yes, Madame Chairperson, this support is possible because we believe that it is about combining our efforts together and looking in the same  irection, through the AMC structures and our presence in over 38 countries in Africa. I would like to take this opportunity to introduce our representatives of regions called Custodians. Ms. Stella responsible for the Eastern region, Dr. Christiane for Central Africa, Ms. Solange for West Africa and Prof. Salah Arafa, representing the North Africa region.

Madame Chairperson, I wish to make a sincere appeal to all civil society organisations to unite so that our actions are effective. I would like to pray for and thank the outgoing Chairperson and the returning office, as well as the Government of Sudan for the honor and kind reception reserved to us from the moment we disembarked from the plane, free visas for the delegations, and the presence of the Vice-President, Prime Minister of Sudan at the 30th Session. I thank you again for everything.

AMC President’s Statement delivered at the 30th Ordinary Session of the ACERWC
December 6, 2017


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