Photo for Thought

The caption reads:

A Palestinian child smiles during an event organised by Unicef to mark the 2oth anniversary of the Convention of the Rights of the Child in the West Bank city of Ramallah.

It is significant to note this story from the BBC on Friday, November 20, 2009:

Somalia has vowed to ratify the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child – a move that would leave the US as the only nation not to back the accord.

The UN, which is celebrating 20 years since the agreement was put into force, welcomed Somalia’s announcement.

But analysts say the Somali government has little authority and its rulings are largely unenforceable.

The US helped draft the agreement, but conservative politicians have argued its measures impinge on sovereignty.

image from BBC


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