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The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a call to action by all countries - developed and developing.[i] It commits to leave no one behind and puts most vulnerable and marginalized – including children – at the top of the Agenda. Nearly one-fifth of the 232 SDG indicators are related to children. [ii]


Goal 8:  Decent work and economic growth: by 2025 end child labour in all its forms

8.7.1 Children in child labour

Goal 16: Peace, justice and strong institutions: by 2030 provide legal identity for all including free birth registrations

16.9.1 children under 5 years of age whose births have been registered with a civil authority



[ii] UNICEF (2019). Progress for Every Child in the SDG Era: Are we on track to achieve the SDGs for children? The situation in 2019


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    This Data Portal is an initiative of the African Child Policy Forum (ACPF), a pan-African institution of policy research and advocacy on children intended to foster dissemination and utilisation of data on children in Africa in the formulation and implementation of laws, policies and programmes pertaining to children. It aims to provide credible, up-to-date, and complete data on issues related to children’s rights and wellbeing for all countries of Africa.

    The primary audiences of the Data Portal are governments, regional bodies such as the African Union, treaty bodies, civil society organisations, academia and other national and regional organizations working for children.

    This Portal contains data and information on a number of child-related indicators across a range of thematic topics including:

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