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People > Rights of the Child Convention > Signatories: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: Date of signing convention.

COUNTRY DESCRIPTION
AfghanistanAfghanistan 27 Sep 1990
AlbaniaAlbania 26 Jan 1990
AlgeriaAlgeria 26 Jan 1990
AndorraAndorra 2 Oct 1995
AngolaAngola 14 Feb 1990
Antigua and BarbudaAntigua+ 12 Mar 1991
ArgentinaArgentina 29 Jun 1990
AustraliaAustralia 22 Aug 1990
AustriaAustria 26 Aug 1990
BangladeshBangladesh 26 Jan 1990
BarbadosBarbados 19 Apr 1990
BelarusBelarus 26 Jan 1990
BelgiumBelgium 26 Jan 1990
BelizeBelize 2 Mar 1990
BeninBenin 25 Apr 1990
BhutanBhutan 4 Jun 1990
BoliviaBolivia 8 Mar 1990
BrazilBrazil 26 Jan 1990
BulgariaBulgaria 31 May 1990
Burkina FasoBurkina Faso 26 Jan 1990
BurundiBurundi 8 May 1990
CameroonCameroon 25 Sep 1990
CanadaCanada 28 May 1990
Central African RepublicCentral Africa 30 Jul 1990
ChadChad 30 Sep 1990
ChileChile 26 Jan 1990
ChinaChina 29 Aug 1990
ColombiaColombia 26 Jan 1990
ComorosComoros 30 Sep 1990
Costa RicaCosta Rica 26 Jan 1990
CubaCuba 26 Jan 1990
CyprusCyprus 5 Oct 1990
Democratic Republic of the CongoCongo, DR. 20 Mar 1990
DenmarkDenmark 26 Jan 1990
DjiboutiDjibouti 30 Sep 1990
DominicaDominica 26 Jan 1990
Dominican RepublicDominican Rep. 8 Aug 1990
EcuadorEcuador 26 Jan 1990
EgyptEgypt 5 Feb 1990
El SalvadorEl Salvador 26 Jan 1990
EritreaEritrea 20 Dec 1993
FijiFiji 2 Jul 1993
FinlandFinland 26 Jan 1990
FranceFrance 26 Jan 1990
GabonGabon 26 Jan 1990
GermanyGermany 26 Jan 1990
GhanaGhana 29 Jan 1990
GreeceGreece 26 Jan 1990
GrenadaGrenada 21 Feb 1990
GuatemalaGuatemala 26 Jan 1990
Guinea-BissauGuinea-Bissau 26 Jan 1990
GuyanaGuyana 30 Sep 1990
HaitiHaiti 26 Jan 1990
HondurasHonduras 31 May 1990
HungaryHungary 14 Mar 1990
IcelandIceland 26 Jan 1990
IndonesiaIndonesia 26 Jan 1990
IranIran 5 Sep 1991
IrelandIreland 30 Sep 1990
IsraelIsrael 3 Jul 1990
ItalyItaly 26 Jan 1990
JamaicaJamaica 26 Jan 1990
JapanJapan 21 Sep 1990
JordanJordan 29 Aug 1990
KazakhstanKazakhstan 16 Feb 1994
KenyaKenya 26 Jan 1990
KuwaitKuwait 7 Jun 1990
LebanonLebanon 26 Jan 1990
LesothoLesotho 21 Aug 1990
LiberiaLiberia 26 Apr 1990
LiechtensteinLiechtenstein 30 Sep 1990
LuxembourgLuxembourg 21 Mar 1990
MadagascarMadagascar 19 Apr 1990
MaldivesMaldives 21 Aug 1990
MaliMali 26 Jan 1990
MaltaMalta 26 Jan 1990
Marshall IslandsMarshall Isl. 14 Apr 1993
MauritaniaMauritania 26 Jan 1990
MexicoMexico 26 Jan 1990
MongoliaMongolia 26 Jan 1990
MoroccoMorocco 26 Jan 1990
MozambiqueMozambique 30 Sep 1990
NamibiaNamibia 26 Sep 1990
NepalNepal 26 Jan 1990
NetherlandsNetherlands 26 Jan 1990
New ZealandNew Zealand 1 Oct 1990
NicaraguaNicaragua 6 Feb 1990
NigerNiger 26 Jan 1990
NigeriaNigeria 26 Jan 1990
NorwayNorway 26 Jan 1990
PakistanPakistan 20 Sep 1990
PanamaPanama 26 Jan 1990
Papua New GuineaPapua NG 30 Sep 1990
ParaguayParaguay 4 Apr 1990
PeruPeru 26 Jan 1990
PhilippinesPhilippines 26 Jan 1990
PolandPoland 26 Jan 1990
PortugalPortugal 26 Jan 1990
QatarQatar 8 Dec 1992
RomaniaRomania 26 Jan 1990
RussiaRussia 26 Jan 1990
RwandaRwanda 26 Jan 1990
Saint Kitts and NevisSt Kitts+ 26 Jan 1990
Saint LuciaSaint Lucia 30 Sep 1990
Saint Vincent and the GrenadinesSt Vincent+ 20 Sep 1993
SamoaSamoa 30 Sep 1990
SenegalSenegal 26 Jan 1990
Sierra LeoneSierra Leone 13 Feb 1990
SomaliaSomalia 9 May 2002
South AfricaSouth Africa 29 Jan 1993
South KoreaSouth Korea 25 Sep 1990
SpainSpain 26 Jan 1990
Sri LankaSri Lanka 26 Jan 1990
SudanSudan 24 Jul 1990
SurinameSuriname 26 Jan 1990
SwazilandSwaziland 22 Aug 1990
SwedenSweden 26 Jan 1990
SwitzerlandSwitzerland 1 May 1991
SyriaSyria 18 Sep 1990
TanzaniaTanzania 1 Jun 1990
The BahamasThe Bahamas 30 Oct 1990
The GambiaThe Gambia 5 Feb 1990
TogoTogo 26 Jan 1990
Trinidad and TobagoTrinidad+ 30 Sep 1990
TunisiaTunisia 26 Feb 1990
TurkeyTurkey 14 Sep 1990
UgandaUganda 17 Aug 1990
UkraineUkraine 21 Feb 1990
United StatesUnited States 16 Feb 1995
UruguayUruguay 26 Jan 1990
VanuatuVanuatu 30 Sep 1990
VenezuelaVenezuela 26 Jan 1990
VietnamVietnam 26 Jan 1990
YemenYemen 13 Feb 1990
ZambiaZambia 30 Sep 1990
ZimbabweZimbabwe 8 Mar 1990

Citation

"All countries compared for People > Rights of the Child Convention > Signatories", The Office of the High Commissioner for Human RIghts. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/People/Rights-of-the-Child-Convention/Signatories

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1 - Where is the UK / Great Britain on this list?

2 - Signing / ratifying is all well and good, but a lot of these countries fail abjectly in the area of enforcement. Eg in China children born out of wedlock are denied access to education / health services etc.

3 - There are contradictions within the Convention itself.

Posted on 25 Jul 2010

Poster

Poster

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There are two different things - the signature (the US HAS signed the Convention) and the ratification - the US and Somalia being the only two countries in the world which have not ratified.

Posted on 19 Nov 2009

Veronika

Veronika

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For the sake of time, who hasn't signed the Convention on the Rights of the Child.

Posted on 22 Aug 2009

Lili

Lili

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