Can you believe it? We are celebrating 18 years since the establishment of the Convention on the rights of the child, yet the US has still not ratified this important piece of international law that seeks to protect children. The only other country not to ratify this law is Somalia…who would have thought, the US and Somalia actually agree on something.
“Adopted unanimously by the United Nations General Assembly in 1989, the CRC is the world’s most comprehensive international agreement on the basic protections that should be afforded to children. Since 1989, every UN-participating nation except two—the U.S. and Somalia—have ratified the treaty as law in their own countries.”
Here’s a website to make a difference and press US policy makers to join the international community in protecting children rights. For more information about CRC and the campaign to ratify it, visit www.childrightscampaign.org.