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03 Oct 2015 description

GENEVA (2 October 2015) – The UN Committee on the Rights of the Child welcomes Somalia’s ratification of the Convention on the Rights of the Child on 1 October 2015 and repeats its call for universal ratification of the Convention.

“We applaud Somalia for ratifying the Convention on the Rights of the Child, as the 196th State to do so,” the Chairperson of the Committee, Benyam Dawit Mezmur, stated. “Ratification is an important step that brings with it a commitment towards implementation,” he added.

13 Oct 2010 description

NEW YORK (13 October 2010) - The Chairperson of the Committee on the Rights of the Child, Ms. Yanghee Lee*, has called upon Somalia and the United States to ratify the Convention on the Rights of the Child.