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The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child

The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child November 20th, 1989, marks the 20th anniversary of the adoption of the treaty by the United Nations. However, The actual United Nations Declaration Of The Rights Of The Child is November, 20th, 1959, and while over the past 50 years all countries have ratified the convention, the United States remains one of only two countries in the world that have not. Ratification of the treaty is critical and urgent for continuing progress on children rights in this nation and for bolstering efforts to support and advance children rights as well as democracy, liberty, civil rights, the United Nations Millennium Development Goals,universal human rights, dignity, and well being worldwide. Ratification of the Convention on the Rights of the Child would strengthen and advance the US Constitution, US leadership, this nation values, the common goods, and humanity goodness and virtues.


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