Tuesday, 18 October 2011 11:59

Ethiopia to present child rights performance report to UN


The Ministry of Women, Children and Youth Affairs indicated that Ethiopia is making preparations to present its 4th and 5th children rights convention performance report to the United Nations.

Speaking at a Consultative Workshop organized to enrich the 4th and 5th national draft report on children rights convention performance here yesterday Minister Zenebu Tadesse said that preparations are well underway to present the national report.

The Minister also stressed the need for active participation of stakeholders and the society to solve children multidimensional problems in the country and support efforts of the governments made for the same goal.

Noting the huge magnitude of children problems, Zenebu said government's endeavour alone cannot bring substantial result unless all stakeholders stand together for the common objective. The Minister also underlined the government's commitment and effort in ensuring children rights in accordance with its national laws and international conventions it has ratified.

In pursuant to Article 44 of the International Convention on the Rights of the Child, Ethiopia has presented the two years initial report in 1994. It also presented the first and second five year periodic reports on the implementation of the convention in 1998 and 2005 respectively.

Article 44 of the convention stipulates that each state party should present periodic on the implementation of the convention. A member state should also present its initial report within two years of the signing of the convention and in every five years thereafter.

Source: Ethiopian Press Agency (Addis Ababa, Ethiopia)

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