1. The African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child (ACERWC) extends its compliments to the Government of Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia and wishes to acknowledge with thanks receipt of the combined initial, first, second and third periodic report on the status of implementation of the African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child. The ACERWC, during in its 1st Extra Ordinary Session which was held in 6-11 October, considered Ethiopia’s initial report which was submitted in accordance with the State Parties obligation under Article 43 of the African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child (ACRWC).
2. The Committee extends its compliments to the Government of Ethiopia for its ratification of the Charter; however, the Committee regrets that the State Party submitted its report lately than the due date.
3. The Committee welcomes the productive discussion with the delegation of Ethiopia led by H.E. Zenebu Tadesse, Minster of Women, Children and Youth Affairs. The dialogue enlightened the Committee about the measures the State Party has taken in the implementation of the Charter.

Concluding Observation-Ethiopia- final sent to the State Party