'We Cannot Afford to Fail Our Children': Secretary-General Calls on Commonwealth to Act Together to End the Institutional Care of Children

The Commonwealth

The Commonwealth must work together to end the institutional care of children and reform protection services to ensure: “every child is safe, protected and able to reach their full potential”, the Commonwealth Secretary-General has said.

Her comments came during a roundtable meeting of government officials, stakeholders and experts on Thursday, to discuss the implementation of the Kigali Declaration on Child Care and Protection Reform - one of the four declarations unanimously agreed upon by Commonwealth Heads of Government in Rwanda last June.