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Commentary

The Convention on the Rights of the Child is a universally agreed standard for the care and protection of children.

The formal progress of the Convention - including the processes of ratification, reporting, and the lodging of reservations - provides an early indication of how seriously it is being treated by the world's governments.

These pages list those governments that have not yet ratified the Convention, and those that are late in reporting on the practical steps taken to implement its provisions.