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Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Somalia Ratifies Convention On The Rights Of The Child

Somalia Ratifies Convention On The Rights Of The Child

Somalia on Tuesday ratified the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC).
At a ceremony marking the ratification at a local school in the Somali capital of Mogadishu, Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Somalia (SRSG), Nicholas Kay, welcomed the Somali Government's dedication to improving the lives of its children alongside Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud and before hundreds of schoolchildren.
He praised Somalia's ratification of the Convention as an "important step" towards protecting and promoting the rights of all children in the war-torn nation and an explicit commitment towards improving the lives of its youngest citizens.
The CRC was adopted by the General Assembly on 20 November 1989 and has been ratified by 195 countries, making it the most widely ratified international human rights treaty in history. Only two countries have yet to ratify the landmark treaty - South Sudan and the United States.
by RTT Staff Writer

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