20 November 2012

Angola: State Secretary Committed to Work for Children

Luanda — The secretary of State for Social Welfare, Maria da Luz do Rosario Cirilo de Sá Magalhães, Tuesday in Luanda pledged to continue working toward creating and consolidating the socio-educational programmes of crime prevention, in addition to consolidating an Integrated System of Child Protection in Angola.

The Social Welfare official expressed the commitment at the workshop on the implementation of children's rights.

She said that the move includes the existing systems, formal and informal mechanisms of tip-off, referral, assistance and reintegration of victims and accountability of offenders.

Maria da Luz said that the National Council for Children will continue engaged in promoting the participation of children as the actors in the dissemination, implementation and abiding by the 11 commitments.

"We will also strengthen family capacities to ensure the protection, food security, health and education of children," stressed the official.

The secretary of State for Social Welfare congratulated all children in the world, in general, and in Angola in particular, on the 23rd anniversary of the Convention on Child's Rights, celebrated on 20 November.

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