In Pics: Egypt celebrates 30th anniversary of UN Convention on Child’s Rights

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Tue, 26 Nov 2019 - 12:33 GMT

The Great Pyramid of Giza was lightened in blue during a celebration of the 30th anniversary of the endorsement of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child

The Great Pyramid of Giza was lightened in blue during a celebration of the 30th anniversary of the endorsement of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child

CAIRO - 26 November 2019: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs organized on Monday a celebration of the 30th anniversary of the endorsement of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. The Great Pyramid of Giza was lightened in blue.

The celebration was held in cooperation with the National Council for Childhood and Motherhood and the UNICEF country office in Cairo.

The celebration was attended by a number of ambassadors, representatives of international organizations, members of the African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child, and figures interested in children's issues.

Ahmed Ehab Gamal el-Din, assistant foreign minister for human rights and international social and humanitarian issues, stressed the importance of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child as the most prominent and comprehensive international legal framework in discussing issues related to children's rights.

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He pointed out that the celebration of the 30th anniversary of the signing of the convention represents an appropriate opportunity to create a new momentum for the international community to intensify the efforts supporting the rights of children and renew the commitment to protect and promote all human rights.

“Despite the significant progress over the past three decades in child’s rights, significant challenges remain, "he said.

The assistant minister also stressed that children should enjoy full human rights in light of the articles of the International Convention on the Rights of the Child.

Additionally, he highlighted the need to include African cultural values ​​and experiences when dealing with child rights issues.

The celebration coincides with the opening of the 34th session of the African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child on Tuesday, which runs until December 25.

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