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United Nations’ Convention on the Rights of the Child

Top 10 Child Labor Stories of 2015

Sally Greenberg | Posted 01.06.2017 | Business
Sally Greenberg

There were plenty of ups and downs in the fight against child labor this year. With an estimated 168 million children still trapped in exploitative labor, including 85 million doing hazardous work, we have an ambitious agenda ahead of us in 2016. Here are 10 highs and lows from 2015.

UN Bringing Child Rights Into the Digital Age

Larry Magid | Posted 11.15.2014 | Technology
Larry Magid

In 1989 the United Nations passed an important human rights treaty. The Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) was ratified by all countries in the world except Somalia, Southern Sudan and -- believe it or not -- the United States.

A Peaceful Revolution: U.S. Should Ratify the U.N.'s Convention on the Rights of the Child

Bruce Lesley | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Bruce Lesley

the United Nations' Convention on the Rights of the Child is the most widely recognized of any international agreement in existence. Sadly, the US is one of just two nations that haven't ratified it, joining only Somalia.