The Africa Platform on Children Affected by Armed Conflict welcomes the African Union's adoption of two significant policies on child protection

The Specialized Technical Committee on Defence, Safety and Security (STCDSS) of the African Union, during its Fourteenth Ordinary Meeting held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, from 9 to 13 May 2022, adopted two significant policies for the protection and enhancement of the welfare of children in situations of armed conflict in Africa. These are (i) The Policy on Child Protection in African Union Peace Support Operations; and (ii) the Policy on Mainstreaming Child Protection into the African Peace and Security Architecture (APSA).