Children's Rights
Close to an Universal Ratification!

191 States have ratified the Convention on the Rights of the Child

Only two more States to go

The First Nearly Universally Ratified Human Rights Treaty in History

The two remaining States - Somalia and USA

Ratification of the Convention on the Rights of the Child is not possible at this time.
Somalia does not currently has an internationally recognized government.

USA has signed, but not ratified.

All the States, and ratification-month
"ratification" - to review their national legislation to make sure
it is in line with the provisions of the treaty

Afghanistan April l994

Albania March 1992

Algeria May 1993

Andorra February l996

Angola January l99l

Antigua and Barbuda November l993

Argentina January l99l

Armenia July l993

Australia January l99l

Austria September l992

Azerbaijan September l992

Bahamas March l99l

Bahrain March l992

Bangladesh September l990
Barbados November l990

Belarus October l990

Belgium January l992

Belize September l990

Benin September l990

Bhutan September l990

Bolivia September l990

Bosnia and Herzegovina March l992

Botswana April l995

Brazil October l990

Brunei Darussalam January l996

Bulgaria July l99l

Burkina Faso September l990

Burundi November l990

Cambodia November l992

Cameroon February l993

Canada January l992

Cape Verde July l992

Central African Republic May l992

Chad November l990

Chile September l990

China April l992

Cook Island June 1997

Colombia February l99l

Comoros July l993

Congo November l993

Costa Rica September l990

Côte d'Ivoire March l99l

Croatia October l99l

Cuba September l99l

Cyprus March l99l

Czech Republic January l993

Democratic People's Republic of Korea October l990

Denmark August l99l

Djibouti January l99l

Dominica April l99l

Dominican Republic July l99l

Ecuador September l990

Egypt September l990

El Salvador September l990

Equatorial Guinea July l992

Eritrea September l994

Estonia November l99l

Ethiopia June l99l

Fiji September l993

Finland July l99l

France September l990

Gabon March l994

Gambia September l990

Georgia July l994

Germany April l992

Ghana September l990

Greece June l993

Grenada December l990

Guatemala September l990

Guinea September l990

Guinea Bissau September l990

Guyana February l990

Haiti July l995

Holy See September l990

Honduras September l990

Hungary November l99l

Iceland November l992

India January l993

Indonesia October l990

Iran, Islamic Republic of August l994

Iraq July l994

Ireland October l992

Israel November l99l

Italy October l99l

Jamaica June l99l

Japan May l994

Jordan June l99l

Kazakhstan September l994

Kiribati January 1996

Kenya September l990

Kiribati January l996

Kuwait November l99l

Kyrgyzstan November l994

Lao People's Democratic Republic June l99l

Latvia May l992

Lebanon June l99l

Lesotho April l992

Liberia July l993

Libyan Arab Jamahiriya May l993

Liechtenstein January l996

Lithaunia March l992

Luxembourg April l994

Madagascar April l99l

Malawi February l99l

Malaysia March l995

Maldives March l99l

Mali October l990

Malta October l990

Marshall Islands November l993

Mauritania June l99l

Mauritius September l990

Mexico October l990

Micronesia, Federated States of June l993

Monaco July l993

Mongolia September l990

Morocco July l993

Mozambique May 1994

Myanmar August l991

Namibia October l990

Nauru August l994

Nepal October l990

Netherlands March l995

New Zealand May l993

Nicaragua November l990

Niger October l990

Nigeria May l99l

Niue January l996

Norway February 1991

Oman December 1996

Pakistan December l990

Palau September 1995

Panama January 1991

Papua New Guinea March 1993

Paraguay October l990

Peru October 1990

Philippines September 1990

Poland July 1991

Portugal October 1990

Qatar May 1995

Republic of Korea December 1991

Republic of Moldova February 1993

Romania October 1990

Russian Federation September 1990

Rwanda February 1991

Saint Kitts and Nevis September 1990

Saint Lucia July 1993

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines November 1993

Samoa December 1994

San Marino December 1991

Sao Tomé and Principe June 199l

Saudi Arabia February 1996

Senegal September 1990

Seychelles October 1990

Sierra Leone September l990

Singapore November 1995

Slovakia January 1993

Slovenia June 1991

Solomon Islands May 1995

Somalia - still no ratification

South Africa July 1995

Spain January 1991

Sri Lanka August 1991

Sudan September 1990

Suriname March 1993

Swaziland October 1995

Sweden September 1990

Switzerland February 1997

Syrian Arab Republic August 1993

Tajkistan November 1993

Thailand April 1992

The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia September 1991

Togo September l990

Tonga December l995

Trinidad and Tobago January 1992

Tunisia February 1992

Turkey May 1995

Turkmenistan October 1993

Tuvalu October 1995

Uganda September l990

Ukraine September 1991

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland January 1992

United Republic of Tanzania July l991

United Arab Emirates January 1997

Uruguay December 1990

USA - still no ratification from
          USA and/or Somalia

Uzbekistan July l994

Vanuatu August 1993

Venezuela October 1990

Viet Nam September 1990

Yemen May 1991

Yugoslavia February 1991

Zaire October 1990

Zambia January 1992

Zimbabwe October 1990
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