County Compacts for Children
Children are our future. One-third of Kenya’s population is made up of children and young people. The Government of Kenya has committed itself to meeting the international obligations and standards set out for children by ratifying the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) and the African Charter for the Rights and Welfare of the Child (ACRWC).
The CRC protects children’s rights by setting standards in health care; education; and legal, civil and social services. By agreeing to undertake the obligations of the CRC and ACRWC (by ratifying or acceding to it), national governments have committed themselves to protecting and ensuring children’s rights and they have agreed to hold themselves accountable for this before the international community.
COUNTY ASSEMBLIES have a major role to play in governance as they receive, deliberate on and approve all the development plans, programmes, policies and budget of the County Government.
The leadership role of COUNTY ASSEMBLIES means that they are best-placed to influence public knowledge, public policy and laws, resources and the opinions of other leaders both at the community and national level, in the best interests of children.