The Council affirms the importance of a comprehensive and integrated human rights-based approach towards the promotion and protection of the rights of the child, through specific actions and effective mainstreaming
Many children fall through the gaps in South Africa’s education system. Only half of learners in Grade 1 make it to Grade 12, and many fall short of exam requirements. The EU has been supporting South Africa’s Departments of Basic Education and Higher Education and Training since 2004 to move towards inclusive education for all, with specific measures to support learners with disabilities and from disadvantaged backgrounds. Capacity4dev hears about a programme providing books for every child; the rise of full-service schools; and improving vocational education.
Young people are not just leaders of the future – they are leaders of today. With more than half the world’s population under 30, the vast majority in emerging and developing economies, young people have a crucial role to play in seeing through the Sustainable Development Goals. This International Youth Day we highlight initiatives by three young people driving change in climate smart agriculture in Malawi, voter engagement in India and professional development in ACP.
In 2010 the Inter-African Committee launched a draft resolution of the United Nations General Assembly banning Female Genital Mutilation worldwide, in partnership with No Peace Without Justice (NPWJ) and La Palabre, and under the coordination of Mrs.