Posted by: africanpressorganization | 10 April 2009

Sudan / First ever Child Act for Southern Sudan.



Sudan / First ever Child Act for Southern Sudan.


KARTHUM, Sudan, April 10, 2009/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Daily press briefing by the office of the spokesperson for the UN secretary-general


On the Sudan, UNICEF says that the President of the Government of southern Sudan, Salva Kiir Mayardit, will tomorrow officially launch the first ever Child Act for Southern Sudan.


Speaking on the eve of the Act’s official launch, Peter Crowley, Director of Operations for UNICEF’s Southern Sudan Area Programme, applauded the efforts of the Government to build a society in which children can grow and develop to their full potential.  He said that the legislation is a major milestone in creating a protective environment in which children can enjoy their rights to health, education and other basic services and be protected from abuse.  


SOURCE : United Nations – Office of the Spokesperson of the Secretary-General


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