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Parliament Tuesday, 19 November 2019 – Parliament will, tomorrow, host child rights ambassadors from across the country in commemoration of the 30th Anniversary of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC).

In 1995, South Africa ratified the UNCRC and this committed government to ensure that the safety and protection of children is paramount within the country’s policies and programmes. The commemoration will be held under the theme: “Thirty Years of Implementation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child: Challenges and Opportunities.”

The Child Rights Ambassadors who are annually nominated by their peers at the Nelson Mandela Children’s Parliaments, held across the country, engage with politicians from various political parties and Chairpersons of relevant Committees. They will share the Children’s Manifesto and discuss matters to be included in the next National Plan of Action for Children and how they could have platforms to keep duty bearers to account.

Details of the event are:

Date: Wednesday, 20 November 2019
Venue: Committee Room M46, Marks Building, Parliament
Time: 09:30 - 13:00

Members of the media who do not have media access permits to Parliament and wish to attend the commemoration should send their details to Mlindi Mpindi on mmpindi@parliament.gov.za or 081 716 7329/021 403 2340.

Details required are: Full Names, name of the media house, and ID or passport number.

ISSUED BY PARLIAMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA
Enquiries: Moloto Mothapo 082 370 6930