Convention on the Rights of the Child

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Canada has ratified the Convention on the Rights of the Child, as well as two of the three Optional Protocols to the Convention. Canada has neither signed nor ratified the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on a Communications Procedure.

Adoption: The Convention was adopted and opened for signature, ratification and accession by UN General Assembly resolution 44/25, November 20, 1989.

Entry into force: September 2, 1990

Number of signatories and ratifications/accessions: There are 194 state parties to the Convention. Two states have signed but not ratified the Convention. One state has neither signed nor ratified the Convention.

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