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

DEFINITION: Date of signing convention.
COUNTRY DESCRIPTION
Afghanistan 27 Sep 1990
Albania 26 Jan 1990
Algeria 26 Jan 1990
Andorra 2 Oct 1995
Angola 14 Feb 1990
Antigua and Barbuda 12 Mar 1991
Argentina 29 Jun 1990
Australia 22 Aug 1990
Austria 26 Aug 1990
Bangladesh 26 Jan 1990
Barbados 19 Apr 1990
Belarus 26 Jan 1990
Belgium 26 Jan 1990
Belize 2 Mar 1990
Benin 25 Apr 1990
Bhutan 4 Jun 1990
Bolivia 8 Mar 1990
Brazil 26 Jan 1990
Bulgaria 31 May 1990
Burkina Faso 26 Jan 1990
Burundi 8 May 1990
Cameroon 25 Sep 1990
Canada 28 May 1990
Central African Republic 30 Jul 1990
Chad 30 Sep 1990
Chile 26 Jan 1990
China 29 Aug 1990
Colombia 26 Jan 1990
Comoros 30 Sep 1990
Costa Rica 26 Jan 1990
Cuba 26 Jan 1990
Cyprus 5 Oct 1990
Democratic Republic of the Congo 20 Mar 1990
Denmark 26 Jan 1990
Djibouti 30 Sep 1990
Dominica 26 Jan 1990
Dominican Republic 8 Aug 1990
Ecuador 26 Jan 1990
Egypt 5 Feb 1990
El Salvador 26 Jan 1990
Eritrea 20 Dec 1993
Fiji 2 Jul 1993
Finland 26 Jan 1990
France 26 Jan 1990
Gabon 26 Jan 1990
Germany 26 Jan 1990
Ghana 29 Jan 1990
Greece 26 Jan 1990
Grenada 21 Feb 1990
Guatemala 26 Jan 1990
Guinea-Bissau 26 Jan 1990
Guyana 30 Sep 1990
Haiti 26 Jan 1990
Honduras 31 May 1990
Hungary 14 Mar 1990
Iceland 26 Jan 1990
Indonesia 26 Jan 1990
Iran 5 Sep 1991
Ireland 30 Sep 1990
Israel 3 Jul 1990
Italy 26 Jan 1990
Jamaica 26 Jan 1990
Japan 21 Sep 1990
Jordan 29 Aug 1990
Kazakhstan 16 Feb 1994
Kenya 26 Jan 1990
Kuwait 7 Jun 1990
Lebanon 26 Jan 1990
Lesotho 21 Aug 1990
Liberia 26 Apr 1990
Liechtenstein 30 Sep 1990
Luxembourg 21 Mar 1990
Madagascar 19 Apr 1990
Maldives 21 Aug 1990
Mali 26 Jan 1990
Malta 26 Jan 1990
Marshall Islands 14 Apr 1993
Mauritania 26 Jan 1990
Mexico 26 Jan 1990
Mongolia 26 Jan 1990
Morocco 26 Jan 1990
Mozambique 30 Sep 1990
Namibia 26 Sep 1990
Nepal 26 Jan 1990
Netherlands 26 Jan 1990
New Zealand 1 Oct 1990
Nicaragua 6 Feb 1990
Niger 26 Jan 1990
Nigeria 26 Jan 1990
Norway 26 Jan 1990
Pakistan 20 Sep 1990
Panama 26 Jan 1990
Papua New Guinea 30 Sep 1990
Paraguay 4 Apr 1990
Peru 26 Jan 1990
Philippines 26 Jan 1990
Poland 26 Jan 1990
Portugal 26 Jan 1990
Qatar 8 Dec 1992
Romania 26 Jan 1990
Russia 26 Jan 1990
Rwanda 26 Jan 1990
Saint Kitts and Nevis 26 Jan 1990
Saint Lucia 30 Sep 1990
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 20 Sep 1993
Samoa 30 Sep 1990
Senegal 26 Jan 1990
Sierra Leone 13 Feb 1990
Somalia 9 May 2002
South Africa 29 Jan 1993
South Korea 25 Sep 1990
Spain 26 Jan 1990
Sri Lanka 26 Jan 1990
Sudan 24 Jul 1990
Suriname 26 Jan 1990
Swaziland 22 Aug 1990
Sweden 26 Jan 1990
Switzerland 1 May 1991
Syria 18 Sep 1990
Tanzania 1 Jun 1990
The Bahamas 30 Oct 1990
The Gambia 5 Feb 1990
Togo 26 Jan 1990
Trinidad and Tobago 30 Sep 1990
Tunisia 26 Feb 1990
Turkey 14 Sep 1990
Uganda 17 Aug 1990
Ukraine 21 Feb 1990
United States 16 Feb 1995
Uruguay 26 Jan 1990
Vanuatu 30 Sep 1990
Venezuela 26 Jan 1990
Vietnam 26 Jan 1990
Yemen 13 Feb 1990
Zambia 30 Sep 1990
Zimbabwe 8 Mar 1990

Citation

"Countries Compared by People > Rights of the Child Convention > Signatories. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", 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

Interesting observations about 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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