Context and Background Reading
Experts and representatives of African Countries, including children and aolescents, are convening in Dakar, from 24-25 September 2008, to take stock of the evolution of the phenomena of sexual exploitation against children and adolescents on the continentsince the Second Arab-African Conference of Rabat (2004) and the Second World Congress of Yokohama (2001).
The objective of the regional consultation is to define the causes of the phenomena, to identify the trends and the best practices and approaches to fight against sexual exploitation of children and adolescents.
The outcome proposals from the consultation will be the first contribution of the African continent to the World Congress III against sexual exploitation of children and adolescents, that will take place in Rio from 25-28 November 2008.
Documents de référence
At the regional level
- Recommendations from the Second Arab-African Conference, Rabat, 2004 [PDF - English]
- African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child [PDF - English]
At he international level
- Recommendations of the UN Secretary General's Study on Violence against Children, 2006 [PDF - English]
- Global Commitment, Yokohama, 2001[PDF - English]
- The Young People's Declaration from the World Congress II, Yokohama, 2001 [PDF - English]
- A World Fit for Children, New York, 2002 [PDF - English]
- The Millennium Declaration and the Millennium, New York, 2000 [PDF - English]
- Declaration and Agenda for Action, Stockholm, 1996 [PDF - English]
International Legal Instruments
- Status of Ratification of International Legal Instruments related to Sexual Exploitation of Children [West and Central Africa - PDF Français] [Other African Countries- PDF - English]
- Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography [PDF - English]
- Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the involvement of children in armed conflicts [PDF - English]
- Convention concerning the Prohibition and Immediate Action for the Elimination of the Worst Forms of Child Labour (OIT, 182) [PDF - English]
- Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons especially Women and Children, supplementing the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime [PDF - English]