NEW YORK, 18 November 2008 – Today in New York, UNICEF is bringing together experts, academics, parliamentarians and representatives of governments, non-governmental organizations and United Nations agencies for a two-day conference on how to make legal systems work to achieve children’s and women’s rights.
The conference is part of a long-term initiative by UNICEF and partners to help governments adopt legislative and policy frameworks that comply with their international treaty commitments.
Over the last decade, UNICEF has worked in numerous countries to help harmonize national legislation and legal systems with the provisions of the Convention on the Rights of the Child which requires ratifying states to take all the measures necessary to implement the social, civil, cultural, economic and political rights that it recognizes.
The United Staes is one of two UN member nations which has not ratified this treaty, signed by Bill Clinton but lacking Senate ratification. This could well be the year in which the Democrat controlled legislative and Executive branches of the federal government sign away the rights of parents and continue the march toward a one world system of government.