Tuesday, September 22, 2009

The Convention on the Rights of a Child

In 1990, The United Nations ratified The Convention on the Rights of a Child.  The Convention acknowledges that every child has certain basic rights including the right to education, health care, and protection from abuse.  In 2000, two additional protocols were adopted prohibiting the sale of children, child prostitution, and child pornography.  193 countries have ratified the Convention including every member of the United Nations except Somalia and, believe it or not, the United States.   The Obama administration is said to be reviving efforts to advocate that the U.S. sign on the the global children rights treaty.
The rights of the child is one of the primary principles that the Miracle Foundation seeks to achieve for the children in their care.

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