13 May 2018

Angola to Present Report On Children's Rights

Luanda — Angola will present its report on the implementation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child at the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child from 14 to 16 May in Geneva, Switzerland.

The document will be presented at the 78th regular session of the Committee on the Rights of the Child, where the Angolan delegation will be headed by the Secretary of State for the Family and Women Issues, Ruth Madalena Mixinge.

The Angolan delegation also includes State Secretaries for Human Rights and Citizenship, Ana Celeste Januário, for Social Affairs of the Presidency of the Republic, Fátima Viegas and Secretary of State for Social Communication, Celso Malavoloneke, as well as Interministerial Commission for the Elaboration of National Reports on Human Rights (CIERNDH).

A press note from the Ministry of Justice and Human Rights, which arrived in Angop on Saturday, said that additional protocols related to the involvement of children in armed conflicts will also be addressed.

The session will consist of an intervention by the Angolan State, followed by questions from the members of the committee, response from Angola and the adoption of the final report, indicating the considerations and recommendations to be implemented.

Angola ratified the Convention in 1990, still in the period of armed conflict, and the two additional protocols shortly after the Luena Peace Accords, Moxico, initialed on April 4, 2002.

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