1997.07 United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child

December 20, 2013

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Whereas, the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (treaty) was ratified in September 1996 by 189 states (countries), including Canada; and;

Whereas, the official monitoring process is conducted by the United Nations’ Committee on the Rights of the Child; therefore, be it

Resolved, that the national council of The Catholic Women’s League of Canada, in 77th annual national convention assembled, urge members to:

  • promote through education an awareness of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child
  • write letter to federal members of parliament, urging their participation in the monitoring of this convention in Canada; and be it further

Resolved, that the national council of The Catholic Women’s League of Canada, in 77th annual national convention assembled, urge the federal government to have the Canadian Ambassador to the United Nations ensure that the report of the committee on the Rights of the Child be included as an active agenda item at future United Nations General Assemblies.