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Child rights-related conventions and protocols

Child rights-related conventions and protocols

The Convention on the Rights of the Child came into force in 1990, and two Optional Protocols were adopted in May 2000. To date, 193 States have ratified the Convention, although 13 have yet to submit a report on their progress towards fulfilling children’s rights.

The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) entered into force in 1981 and its Optional Protocol in 2000. Of the 185 States that have ratified CEDAW, 31 have not yet submitted any report on measures taken to comply with their treaty obligations.

International Labour Organization (ILO) conventions on child labour include Convention No. 138, which was adopted in 1973, and No. 182, adopted in 1999 (see table).

 

RATIFICATIONS OF CONVENTIONS AND PROTOCOLS (2002–2007)

 

Ratifications of CRC and CEDAW: Status of Multilateral Treaties Deposited with the Secretary-General database. Ratifications of ILO conventions: ILO ratifications database.