posted on Nov, 20 2007 @ 02:27 AM
I was baffled about something that my friend tolled me.
The United Nation has a Children Charter that said Children have rights.
""All children have the same right to develop their potential – all children, in all situations, all of the time, everywhere. UN convention for
rights to the child signed in 1989.""
But not every country signed this...United State of America and Somalia didn’t signed it and loads of countries that haven't ratified it, including
William S. Farish, who was the USA,UK ambassador said that they were too busy working on women's rights at that moment, and also that it frequently
takes at least 30 years to approve a treaty. By the way many other treaty have been known to be settled much lesser then 30 years specially the treaty
that concern wars or other issue like President Clinton signed Kyoto but did not ratify.
But the thing is how can you ratify a treaty that you haven't even signed? Plus it was signed in 1989 that was 15 years ago, surely there should be
some means of approval.
I'm somewhat puzzled, are the UN just going to let them get away with it? This charter is the largest sign up in history of UN with 192 countries
participating and yet the most powerful country in the world, and most better off, decide not to sign it.
I am sure that USA have very good regulation to protect children in side of their border, but what about protecting children all around the world?