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UN Convention of the Rights of the Child

24 May

The United States is one of three nations that has not ratified the UN Convention of the Rights of the Child.  For information on the convention see:  http://www.unicef.org/crc/index_30160.html

All western nations…but the US have ratified this convention.

The health of the child, including reducing the risk of infectious diseases, prevention of obesity and chronic diseases, and protection from violence and sexual exploitation are all highly important global public health issues; which legislators in the United States have chosen to disregard. For this reason, public health specialists are asked to draw attention to this problem and encourage their legislators to support the ratification of this contract.