UNICEF, AU launch campaign to boost registration of African children at birth

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NAIROBI, June 18 (Xinhua) -- The UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) and the African Union (AU) had launched a campaign to boost registration of African children after delivery.

A joint UNICEF-AU statement released in Nairobi said the "No Name Campaign" aims to grant legal identity to children and ensure they have access to justice and basic services like health and education.

"The campaign seeks to rally for the speedy implementation of commitments by the African Union member states, towards universal registration of children at birth and the urgency to reposition civil registration and vital statistics in Africa, to address the indignity of invisibility," said the joint statement.

It said the new campaign was born out of the realization that registration of children at birth is key to strengthening their protection from abuses including forced marriages, trafficking and recruitment to armed groups.

The UNICEF-AU campaign is in line with Africa's Agenda 2063 and the African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child, which underscores the need to provide a safe environment for minors to grow and realize their potential. Enditem

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