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The UIA Fund highlights ‘phantom children’ on 20/11, World Children’s Day

[20.11.2020] More than 1 in 3 children worldwide have no legal existence. This is the reason why Urgency Identity Africa and BENIN ODD TV co-produced two video clips highlighting the importance of having a legal identity.

Urgency Identity Africa has partnered with BENIN ODD TV to produce two video clips highlighting the issues related to birth registration in Africa. The announcement of this collaboration comes at a time when the world is celebrating the International Day of the Rights of the Child on 20 November, as well as the 31st anniversary of the International Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC). This is an opportunity to remind everyone that children still face many difficulties as a result of not being legally registered, a notable one is access to citizenship which gives them access to basic fundamental rights.

For Urgency Identity Africa, this co-production is in line with its commitments towards children in Africa. Indeed, the fund campaigns for a change in mentalities with the aim of reaching the target 16.9 of the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) established by the United Nations, aiming that “by 2030, provide legal identity for all, including free birth registrations”.

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