By African Union Commission (AUC)
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ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, August 7, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- MEDIA ADVISORY

When: 08 August, 2014

Time: 11:00 AM

Venue: Juba Grand Hotel

The African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child (ACERWC) would like to inform the media and the general public, that a Press Conference to share the unfolding of its Advocacy Mission in South Sudan will be held on Friday, 08 August, 2014, at 11:00 AM at Juba Grand Hotel, Juba. A report on the outcome of the mission will be presented after the mission.

The mission will conduct field visits to Bor and Minkamen on 05 August, 2014, in accordance with its mandate stated in Article 42 of the African Children's Charter which gives mandate to the Committee to "collect and document information, commission inter-disciplinary assessment of situations on African problems in the fields of the rights and welfare of the child". The field visit aims to directly assess the situation of children and the particular challenges in terms of child rights violations in refugee/IDP camps and other localities where they are settled.