The Fourth Forum of the Global Network of Religions for Children (GNRC) will be held in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania from June 16–18, organisers said.
A press statement from GNRC said some 250 participants were expected to attend the forum.
The participants, the statement explained, will include representatives from different religious groups, UN and its agencies, the African Union, civil society organisations, government officials and children from around the world.
The forum comes at a time when youth were leading non-violent transformations in various parts of Africa, demanding a better life, better governance and more access to opportunities.
Fittingly, the forum’s theme — Ending Poverty, Enriching Children: INSPIRE, ACT, CHANGE.. — will address these concerns, largely resulting from poverty.
The Tanzania meet will address the challenge of poverty and its devastating consequences for children, not only in Africa, but also around the world.
The meeting is also expected to announce a global initiative to reduce child poverty.
Previous forums were held in Tokyo, Japan, 2000, Geneva, Switzerland, 2004 and Hiroshima, Japan, 2008.