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The National Council for Child Welfare


The Council Establishment

The National Council for Child Welfare was established under its law in 1991 as a national mechanism concerned with planning and coordination for all child related action in Sudan and follow-up the enforcement of the international and regional child conventions ratified by Sudan, topped by the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) with the aim to guarantee children human rights, including the right to survival, development, protection from harmful influences, abuse and exploitation, as well as full participation in family, cultural and social life, whereas the passing of the Child Act in 2010 further solidified this national commitment to be implemented  in cooperation and coordination with the government institutions and the national and international civil society organizations working in the field of childhood.

The National Council for Child Welfare Law was issued in 2008 to rescind the law of 1991 as an institutional and regulatory necessity to upgrade the work of the Council and keep abreast of the developments in the various childhood fields.

The Nature of Work

The nature of the Council's work is the summarized in the fact that it is neither confined to a particular sector nor provides a particular service to the children but it comprehensively deals in an integrated manner with childhood since the childhood issues are overlapping, interrelated and intersected across a number of ministries and government institutions, which respectively specializes in providing a particular service to children such as health and education and so forth, thus the Council’s work concentrates on a work methodology based on interconnected system of child rights which the state is committed to achieve in accordance with the agreed upon and approved objectives crystal clear in the Law of the National Council for Childhood Welfare of 2008, which cites the following functions and powers of the Council:

  • Developing policies, plans and programs relating to childhood within the framework of the general policy of the state.
  • Coordinating with the other levels of government in the field of child welfare.
  • Forming technical and advisory committees to assist it in performing its duties.
  • Creating statistical database on the situations of children.
  • Representing Sudan in international conferences in coordination with the competent authorities.
  • Attracting support and assistance and internal and external financing to support and develop the child welfare plans and programs
  • Overseeing the implementation of regional and international child conventions ratified by Sudan in coordination with the other levels of government.
  • Developing the Council’s annual budget and submitting it to the competent authorities.
  • Proposing the necessary legislation for the protection and welfare of children and working for the development thereof.
  • Raising awareness on children's issues and improvising ways and means to carry out such
  • Issuing the internal regulations governing its work and meetings.
  • The Council may delegate some of its powers to its President or Secretary-General or to any one of the heads of its committees or any person under the conditions it deems appropriate.
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