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17 Sep 2008 description

Committee on the Rights of the Child

The Committee on the Rights of the Child today reviewed the second periodic report of Djibouti on how that country is implementing the provisions of the Convention on the Rights of the Child.

Nimo Boulhan Houssein, Minister for the Advancement of Women, Social and Family Affairs of Djibouti, introducing the report, said that, in October 2005, the Government had launched a national policy on comprehensive early childhood development, which aimed to give Djiboutian …

10 Sep 2008 description

Committee on the Rights of the Child

Situation of Child Rights in Austria, Uganda, Djibouti, Lithuania, Bhutan, United Kingdom and Tanzania to be Reviewed

The Committee on the Rights of the Child will meet at the Palais Wilson in Geneva from 15 September to 3 October to review the promotion and protection of children's rights under the provisions of the Convention on the Rights of the Child in Djibouti, Bhutan and the United Kingdom.

11 Dec 2007 description

COMMITTEE ON THE RIGHTS OF THE CHILD

Second periodic reports of States parties due in 1998

DJIBOUTI

Summary

This periodic report, which follows on the initial report prepared in 1998 (CRC/C/8/Add.39), was drafted by the Government of Djibouti, with assistance from the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), pursuant to article 44 of the Convention on the Rights of the Child.

20 Feb 2006 description

The Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food, Mr. Jean Ziegler, is deeply concerned by the current situation in the Horn of Africa. According to information received in January 2006, approximately 11 million people are currently threatened by starvation in Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia and Tanzania. Severe droughts coupled with the effects of past and ongoing conflicts have led to acute shortages of water and food, decimation of grazing lands and cereal production, and killing of large numbers of cattle affecting the pastoral and agro-pastoral sources of livelihood.