The needs for African Leaders to adapt the implementation of the United Nations Child legislation Convention in their region: -Ambassador Agim Godwin Apple

Ambassador Agim Godwin Apple, is a Global Peace Envoy of Nigeria to Finland, as a UPF Peace Ambassador, he reserves the right of the General Consultative Status on Economic and Social Council of the United Nations.

The Ambassadorial designate of the Universal Peace Federation UPF, sees the interests in the implementation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child in Africa.

In addition to his portfolio, His Excellency, Ambassador Agim Godwin Apple, is the President of Human Rights Watch and Youths Empowerment Foundation Nigeria.

The Convention provides a comprehensive framework for ensuring the rights and well-being of children, and according to Amb. Agim, the needs for African leaders to adapt the implementation of this legislation in their region is to empower the following rights.

Protection of children’s rights: African leaders need to adapt the Convention to protect the rights of children within their countries.

This includes ensuring equal access to education, healthcare, protection from violence, and participation in decision-making processes that affect them. Nigeria fully in the picture as at the time of writing.

Addressing local challenges: African leaders should adapt the implementation to address specific challenges faced by children in their region, such as child labor, child marriage, human trafficking, armed conflict, and access to clean water and sanitation.

Customizing the Convention to address these issues will lead to more effective protection and support for children at a local level.

Developing relevant policies and legislation: The African leaders should develop and enforce policies and legislation that align with the principles and provisions of the United Nations Convention.

This can include laws against child abuse, child exploitation, child labour, and child marriage, as well as policies and programs that promote child participation and well-being.

Strengthening institutions: Effective implementation of the Convention requires strong institutions and infrastructure.

African leaders need to allocate resources, build capacity, and establish child protection systems within their countries that can effectively enforce and monitor the implementation of child-related legislation.

International collaboration: The African leaders should collaborate with regional and international partners, including the United Nations, to share best practices, exchange knowledge, and receive technical assistance for effectively implementing the Convention. This can enhance coordination, capacity building, and resource mobilization efforts.

By adapting and implementing the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, African leaders can promote the well-being, development, and protection of children across the continent of Africa.

This will be a crucial step towards ensuring a better future for African children.

Dedicated to Barrister Johnny Agim of the occasion of his professional uplifting to the rank of the Senior Advocate of Nigeria SAN, First indigenous Obudu son in Cross River State, Nigeria to become a SAN. Congratulations.

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