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Angola backs permanent children's protection in armed conflicts

Addis Ababa, ANGOLA, April 17 - Angola on Tuesday in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, said that the protection of children in armed conflict should remain at the top priority and political initiatives of the international community, in general, and the African Union in particular. ,

Addressing a 841st Session of Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union, the Permanent Representative of Angola to the continental organisation, Francisco da Cruz, said that the armed conflicts in Africa have caused the deaths of thousands of children, all the years.  

In this regard, he added, the protection of children and women should be at the top of action to prevent and address conflicts and ensure the implementation of peace agreements with a view to fostering stability and development.  

The opening session, chaired by Nigeria this month of April, focused on “Children Affected by Armed Conflict”.

 

In addition to the members of the Council, the event gathered permanent missions to AU, International organisations and agencies.

The two-year Angola mandate at the PSC will end on 31 March 2020.

 

Algeria, Burundi, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Morocco, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Togo and Zimbabwe, are also members of the Council.

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