ECPAT-USA’s Alternative Report to the United Nations

As of November 2009, 193 countries have ratified or accepted the Convention on the Rights of the Child. The only countries that have not signed it are Somalia, South Sudan, and the United States of America. While we have not signed the Convention, the United States has signed onto the Optional Protocol on the Sale of Children, Child Prostitution and Child Pornography, which requires countries to prohibit the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography. As part of the protocol, the US must report every five years on its progress in preventing and combating ...

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