Agenda 2040, Africa’s Agenda for children: Fostering an Africa Fit for Children

Published: 2/Aug/2017
Source: African Union / African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child

Adopted by the ACERWC 2016; approved by the AU Executive Council of Ministers, July 2017

Aspiration 3: Every child’s birth and other vital statistics are registered.

By 2040

  • Birth registration is universal, compulsory and free.
  • All legal systems contain an effective and accessible framework for the registration of all births.
  • This framework is implemented effectively to ensure that every child is registered at birth.
  • An accessible system for the registration of marriages and deaths is also put in place.
  • All legal systems contain an effective and accessible provision ensuring that a child acquires the nationality of the country of his or her birth, if,at birth, the child is not granted nationality by any other State.

Link to ACERWC:

Download Agenda 2040: in English; in French

Themes: Acquisition by children, African standards, Birth Registration
Regions: Pan Africa
Year: 2017