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American Women's Club of Hamburg

Universal Children's Day—November 20

The United Nation’s Universal Children’s Day was established in 1954 and is celebrated on November 20th each year to promote international togetherness, awareness among children worldwide, and improving children's welfare. 

ELogo Bluevery year, FAWCO asks you to use Universal Children's Day as an occasion to advocate for the US ratification of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC). The CRC was the first legally binding international instrument which set standards for the civic, economic, social and political rights of children under the age of 18. It is the most widely ratified of all UN treaties with the US being the only member state of the UN that is not a party to CRC. The US signed this treaty in 1995 but has never ratified it.

Please write to your Senators asking for their support in getting the "most widely accepted human rights instrument in history" ratified at last in the United States Senate! On the  US page of the FAWCO website you'll find copies of the letters that FAWCO has sent to President Obama and others, some language you can borrow from them, and the website for finding your Senators

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