The Arab Council for Childhood and Development (ACCD is organising a Webinar entitled "Covid-19 Pandemic and Child Rights" under the theme "Covid-19 Pandemic from Crisis to Opportunity" on November 16.
The online conference, to be held under the auspices of HRH Prince Abdulaziz bin Talal bin Abdulaziz, the President of the ACCD, will coincide with the World Children's Day celebrations.
ACCD Secretary General Dr. Hassan Al Bilawi said the conference aims to shed a light on new challenging issues facing childhood due to Covid-19 pandemic, to promote dialogue on childhood issues in the Arab countries and the role of ACCD in this regard and to contribute to tackling the current challenges through providing platforms and strengthening Arab communication.
Representatives of international and regional organisation and relevant experts will speak at the Conference on topics related to the social, psychological and health impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic on child rights in the Arab region, especially children in difficult circumstances: "working children and refugees as a model", ACCD said in a statement distributed by the Union of OIC News Agencies (UNA).
The Conference's speakers will also address issues on children's education during the Covid-19 pandemic, the role of private sector and civil society in confronting these effects, and the technological capabilities in facing the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic on children.
ACCD is an Arab regional non-governmental organisation that has a legal entity and operating in the field of childhood under the presidency of HRH Prince Abdulaziz.
ACCD was founded in 1987 upon the initiative of the late HRH Prince Talal bin Abdulaziz, and a resolution issued by the Arab League's Conference on "Childhood and Development" held in Tunisia in 1986.
Headquartered in the Egyptian capital Cairo, ACCD seeks to be a leading organisation in the field of child rights in the Arab world and a reference for institutions, individuals and families to raising up Arab children able to participate in the development of their society.