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Newsletter: End Child Marriage Now
Publication Date: 07/31/2015

African Union Adopts Common Position on Ending Child Marriage: "The African Union has formally adopted a common position on ending child marriage in Africa. The African Common Position was adopted at the 25th Ordinary Session of the AU Assembly of Heads of State and Government, which was hosted by the Government of the Republic of South Africa in June 2015. Through this affirmative instrument, the African Union is urging its Member States to establish comprehensive action plans to end child marriage, including establishing and enforcing laws which set the minimum age for marriage at 18. The AU will monitor progress toward this goal as part of its Agenda 2063 strategy, which aims to ensure positive socioeconomic transformation within the next 50 years. "

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