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Mozambique Hosts Conference to Review African Report on Child Well-Being 2011

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ChildFund is working with the Mozambique government to improve schools.

The African Child Policy Forum, in collaboration with the Chissano Foundation and ChildFund, will present The African Report on Child Well-Being 2011: Budgeting for Children in Maputo, Mozambique, Sept. 8.

The report reveals how African countries are performing with regard to allocating maximum available resources to improving the lives of children. It also looks into the gap between rhetoric and reality and at how African governments score relative to each other.

In the 2011 report, the governments of Tanzania, Mozambique and Niger are commended for their commitment to allocating funds for children. Other top performers include Gabon, Senegal, Tunisia, Seychelles, Algeria, Cape Verde and South Africa.

At the Mozambique meeting, the African Child Policy Forum joins with the Joaquim Chissano Foundation [Chissano is the former president of Mozambique] and ChildFund in recognizing the performance of the Mozambique government with regard to its investment in children and its commitment to child protection.

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When students have desks and chairs, they are more apt to attend school.

Government officials, policymakers, civil society groups and international agencies attending will discuss key findings and recommendations from the report. The report also calls on all African governments to honor their commitments to children and establish legal and policy frameworks to ensure child protection, as advocated by the U.N. Convention on the Rights of the Child.

The African Child Policy Forum is an independent, not-for-profit, pan-African institution of policy research and dialogue on the African child. It was established with the conviction that putting children first on the public agenda is fundamental to the realization of their rights and well-being and to bringing about lasting social and economic progress in Africa.

Visit ChildFund’s website to learn more about The African Report on Child Well-Being 2011 and ChildFund’s work in Mozambique.

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