Under high patronage of His Majesty King Mohammed VI Islamic Conference of Ministers in Charge of Childhood to hold its fifth session at ISESCO headquarters, Rabat

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Rabat: 15/02/2018

Under high patronage of His Majesty King Mohammed VI Islamic Conference of Ministers in Charge of Childhood to hold its fifth session at ISESCO headquarters, Rabat

The Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO), in cooperation with the Ministry of Family, Solidarity, Equality and Social Development of the Kingdom of Morocco, and coordination with the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), will hold the Fifth Islamic Conference of Ministers in Charge of Childhood under the high patronage of His Majesty King Mohammed VI of Morocco, at its headquarters, on 21-22 February 2018.

The Conference will be attended by various ministers in charge of childhood in the OIC Member States or their representatives, representatives of regional and international governmental and non-governmental organizations, civil society organizations concerned with childhood issues, as well as several experts and researchers from Morocco and abroad.

The Conference’s agenda includes reviewing a main document on the Forms of Violence against Children and discussing  the Draft  Document  on  Child  Labor  in  the  Muslim  World  and Countermeasures,  the Draft Document on Integrated Public Policy for Child Protection in the Kingdom of Morocco (2015-2025),  the Draft  General  Framework  for  Protecting  Muslim  World  Children from Violence, and the Draft Rules of Procedure of the Islamic Conference of Ministers in Charge of Childhood; and the Creation of  the  Consultative  Council  for  Childhood  Promotion  in the Islamic World and Election of its Members.

The agenda also features the presentation of the Report of the Statistical, Economic and Social Research and Training Centre for Islamic Countries (SESRIC) on the State of Children in OIC Member States, and the Statements and Reports of Heads of Delegation of Participating Member States and Regional and International Organizations. In addition, the Draft Rabat Declaration will be adopted at the close of the Conference.

It is worth mentioning that the Islamic Conference of Ministers in Charge of Childhood is part of a series of specialized Islamic conferences held by ISESCO in coordination with the OIC and the competent parties in the states hosting these conferences.

ISESCO had held four sessions of the Islamic Conference of Ministers in Charge of Childhood: the first in Rabat (7-9 November 2005), the second in Khartoum (2-4 February 2009), the third in Tripoli (10-11 February 2011), and the fourth in Baku (11-12 November 2013).