25th Anniversary of the Child Rights Convention (CRC)

The CRC Campaign participated actively in the 2014 observances of the 25th Anniversary of the Child Rights Convention (CRC), in two of the large number of events and articles throughout the United States in observance of these occasions. Click here for an annotated list. Most of the articles and events called for the long-overdue US ratification of the CRC:

November 13 Briefing: Child Rights and Risks in the Digintal Age

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November 19 Briefing: Children's Rights and Juvenile Justice

U. S. Events Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and Universal Children’s Day, November 20, 2014

November 7: Dallas Texas: OMEP-USA Poster Session on Child Rights at the NAEYC Annual Conference: Included a Poster on Universal Children’s Day and the CRC

November 10: The World Day of Prayer and Action for Children Secretariat, in co-operation with UNICEF, organized a panel discussion in New York City, Online Violence Against Children.

November 10: EMK Institute in Boston, MA, holds simulation on Child Rights Committee under the Convention on the Rights of the Child for hundreds of high school students.

November 11: International Criminal Court: Statement of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, Fatou Bensouda, on the occasion of the 25th Anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child: End the scourge of violence against children. http://www.icc-cpi.int/en_menus/icc/press%20and%20media/press%20releases/Pages/otp-stat-20-11-2014.aspx

November 13: Washington, DC: Capitol Hill Briefing on Child Rights and Risks in the Digital Age: Global and U.S. Perspectives on Youth Access to the Internet, sponsored by the United States Fund for UNICEF, CWLA, First Focus, and the CRC Campaign. For a summary, click here.

November 17: Association for Childhood Education International posts
Celebrate Universal Children’s Day: Advocate for Child Rights. http://www.magnetmail.net/actions/email_web_version.cfm?recipient_id=473701953&message_id=7453009&user_id=ACEI&group_id=490511&jobid=23215938

November 17: Human Rights Watch posted article, 25th Anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, at http://www.hrw.org/news/2014/11/17/25th-anniversary-convention-rights-child

November 17: JAMA Pediatrics article, Advancing Children’s Rigths and Ensuring the Well-being of Children, by Jonathan Todres. http://archpedi.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=1935927

November 18: Hilton Head Island Packet article, Child Treaty at 25: More to Be Done. http://www.islandpacket.com/2014/11/18/3438481_child-treaty-at-25-more-to-be.html?sp=/99/342/&rh=1

November 19: Newsweek article, Are Children Better Off Today Than 25 Years Ago? Yes and No, New Report Says. http://www.newsweek.com/are-children-any-better-today-25-years-ago-yes-and-no-according-new-report-285403?piano_t=1

November 19: Kul Chandra Gautam, Inter Press Service, US Missing in Child Rights Convention. http://www.ipsnews.net/2014/11/u-s-missing-in-child-rights-convention/

November 19: Washington, DC, 2-4 p.m.: Georgetown Law School Human Rights Institute and CRC Campaign-sponsored Panel Discussion and Reception on Children’s Rights and Juvenile Justice: Victories, Challenges, and Opportunities. http://www.law.georgetown.edu/academics/centers-institutes/human-rights-institute/events/upload/November-19-Children-s-Rights-Juvenile-Justice.pdf. For a summary, click here.

November 19: Coalition for Juvenile Justice’s Child Trafficking and Juvenile Justice Webinar, 3 p.m. ET, Register at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3878120809505205250

November 19: Christian Post Crossmap article, 40 DAYS OF PRAYERS TOWARDS CHRISTMAS - Day 6 : Prayer for CHILDREN ALL OVER THE WORLD http://www.crossmap.com/blogs/40-days-of-prayers-towards-christmas-day-6-prayer-for-children-all-over-the-world-5608

November 19: Salem, Oregon Statesman Journal article, On children, U.S. in solidarity with ... Somalia? http://www.statesmanjournal.com/story/opinion/2014/11/19/children-us-solidarity-somalia/19281791/

November 19: Boulder Journey School published on YouTube a video, Universal Children’s Day: A Celebration of Children’s Rights, with 4 year-olds saying what rights are important to them. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZOxodRT3Uf0

November 19: War Child. 25 Years of the Convention on the Rights of the Child. http://www.warchildholland.org/nieuws/25-years-convention-rights-child

November 19: Embassy of the United States to Georgia: Ambassador Norland Celebrates 25th Anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (November 19). http://georgia.usembassy.gov/news-events/emb_news2014t/amb_child.html

November 20: United Nations, NY, Conference Rm. 7, GA Building, 8-9:30 a.m.: The Convention on the Rights of the Child at 25: Recalling Its Vision, Pursuing its Mission. http://srsg.violenceagainstchildren.org/event/2014-11-20_1178

November 20: United Nations, NY: UN Correspondents’ Assn. screened movie, Kids for Cash”, about a private prison operating company that paid judges to send children to their prison. http://www.timesleader.com/news/local-news/50717897/

November 20: Portland, Oregon: Meeting on Listening to Youth-Driven Solutions on Universal Children’s Day, sponsored by American Society for the Positive Care of Children. http://blog.oregonlive.com/kiddo_impact/print.html?entry=/2014/11/on_universal_childrens_day_por.html

November 20: Citizens for Global Solutions, Washington, DC, asks President Obama to announce intent to submit CRC to the Senate for Ratification before he leaves office. http://org2.salsalabs.com/o/5550/p/dia/action3/common/public/index.sjs?action_KEY=18740.

November 20: National Juvenile Justice Network’s Webinar, 11 a.m., http://bit.ly./1vlg3dD , Fighting to End Juvenile Life without Parole: 25th Anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.

November 20: National Council for Social Studies Session on the CRC at 25: Mark Engman, representing the US Fund for UNICEF, will speak on behalf of CRC ratification by the US.

November 20: City of Salem, MA, proclaims November 20 as Universal Children’s Day and resolves to make Salem a Child and Youth Rights Respecting Community.

November 20: The Federalist.com article, Sperm and Egg Donation Foster Technology-Induced Child Slavery, cites CRC and Universal Children’s Day to reduce these donations. http://thefederalist.com/2014/11/20/sperm-and-egg-donation-foster-technology-induced-child-slavery/

November 20: Al Jazeera America article, US joins Somalia and South Sudan in failing to support child rights http://america.aljazeera.com/opinions/2014/11/convention-rightschildunitednations.html

November 20: Daily Mail Online, Imagine that! Dozens of celebrities feature in amazing interactive music video singing John Lennon classic for UNICEF campaign – and YOU can sing along with them

November 20: Douglas Keillor in Minneapolis Star-Tribune, U.S. must ratify U.N. treaty on kids. http://www.startribune.com/opinion/commentaries/283269671.html

November 20: Samantha Nutt, MD, Huff Post Impact, The Convention on the Rights of the Child Is 25 Years Old: It's Time for America to Ratify http://www.huffingtonpost.com/samantha-nutt-md/the-convention-on-the-rig_b_6186146.html

November 20: Jody Kent Lavy, Juvenile Justice Information Exchange. OP-ED: Both Pope Francis, UN Call on Us to Do Better by Our Children. http://jjie.org/op-ed-both-pope-francis-anniversary-call-on-us-to-do-better-by-our-children/

November 21: Xinhuanet.com: Anniv. Of Convention of Rights of Child held in UN Headquarters. (photos) http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/photo/2014-11/21/c_133804098.htm

November 21: FirstPost.com: John Lennon's 'Imagine' marks silver jubliee of Convention on Rights of the Child. http://www.firstpost.com/world/john-lennons-imagine-marks-silver-jubliee-of-convention-on-rights-of-the-child-1815137.html

November 21: Karen Attalah, Washington Post Blog, Why won’t the U.S. ratify the U.N.’s child rights treaty? http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-partisan/wp/2014/11/21/why-wont-the-u-s-ratify-the-u-n-s-child-rights-treaty/

November 22: Andrea Johnson, Minot, SD Daily News. U.S. should ratify U.N. Convention on Rights of the Child. http://www.minotdailynews.com/page/blogs.detail/display/11213/U-S--should-ratify-U-N--Convention-on-Rights-of-the-Child.html

November 24: Imperial Valley News: Global report card: Are children better off than they were 25 years ago?

November 25; Joe Lauria for Huffington Post.com: Why Won't the US Ratify the UN's Children's Rights Convention? http://www.huffingtonpost.com/joe-lauria/why-wont-the-us-ratify-th_b_6195594.html?utm_hp_ref=politics