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UNITED
NATIONS

Distr.
GENERAL
CRC/C/11
28 November 2001

Original: ENGLISH

COMMITTEE ON THE RIGHTS OF THE CHILD
Twenty-eighth session
24 September-12 October 2001


REPORT ON THE TWENTY-EIGHTH SESSION

(Geneva, 24 September - 12 October 2001)


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I. ORGANIZATIONAL AND OTHER MATTERS

A. States parties to the Convention


1. As at 12 October 2001, the closing date of the twenty-eighth session of the Committee on the Rights of the Child, there were 191 States parties to the Convention on the Rights of the Child. The Convention was adopted by the General Assembly in resolution 44/25 of 20 November 1989 and opened for signature and ratification or accession in New York on 26 January 1990. It entered into force on 2 September 1990, in accordance with the provisions of its article 49. A list of States that have signed, ratified or acceded to the Convention is contained in annex I to the present report.

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II. REPORTS BY STATES PARTIES UNDER ARTICLE 44
OF THE CONVENTION

A. Submission of reports


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22. On 17 August 2001, the Committee sent a letter to Mr. Yasser Arafat, President of the Palestinian Authority, and Mr. Ariel Sharon, Prime Minister of Israel, calling upon all parties in conflict in the region to take all feasible measures to end the violence and protect children from involvement in hostilities.

23. On 9 October 2001, the Committee received a letter from the Ambassador of Israel to the United Nations Office at Geneva transmitting two video documentaries on the situation of children with regard to the conflict in the region.





STATES WHICH HAVE SIGNED (84), OR RATIFIED OR
ACCEDED TO (6) THE OPTIONAL PROTOCOL TO THE
CONVENTION ON THE RIGHTS OF THE CHILD ON THE
INVOLVEMENT OF CHILDREN IN ARMED CONFLICT
AS AT 12 october 2001
(not yet entered into force)
StateDate of signatureDate of receipt of instrument of ratification/accession
Andorra 7 September 200030 April 2001
Argentina15 June 2000
Austria 6 September 2000
Azerbaijan 8 September 2000
Bangladesh 6 September 2000 6 September 2000
Belgium 6 September 2000
Belize 6 September 2000
Benin22 February 2001
Bosnia and Herzegovina 7 September 2000
Brazil 6 September 2000
Bulgaria8 June 2001
Cambodia27 June 2000
Canada 5 June 2000 7 July 2000
China 15 March 2001
Colombia 6 September 2000
Costa Rica 7 September 2000
Cuba13 October 2000
Czech Republic 6 September 2000
Democratic Republic
of the Congo
8 September 2000
Denmark 7 September 2000
Ecuador 6 September 2000
El Salvador18 September 2000
Finland 7 September 2000
France 6 September 2000
Gabon 8 September 2000
Gambia21 December 2000
Germany 6 September 2000
Greece 7 September 2000
Guatemala 7 September 2000
Guinea-Bissau 8 September 2000
Holy See10 October 2000
Iceland
Indonesia
7 September 2000
24 September 2001
1 October 2001
Ireland 7 September 2000
Italy 6 September 2000
Jamaica 8 September 2000
Jordan 6 September 2000
Kazakhstan 6 September 2000
Kenya 8 September 2000
Lesotho 6 September 2000
Liechtenstein 8 September 2000
Luxembourg 8 September 2000
Madagascar 7 September 2000
Malawi 7 September 2000
Mali 8 September 2000
Malta 7 September 2000
Mexico 7 September 2000
Monaco26 June 2000
Morocco 8 September 2000
Namibia 8 September 2000
Nauru 8 September 2000
Nepal 8 September 2000
Netherlands 7 September 2000
New Zealand 7 September 2000
Nigeria 8 September 2000
Norway13 June 2000
Paraguay
Pakistan
13 September 2000
26 September 2001
Panama31 October 20008 August 2001
Peru 1 November 2000
Philippines 8 September 2000
Portugal 6 September 2000
Republic of Korea 6 September 2000
Romania 6 September 2000
Russian Federation15 February 2001
San Marino 5 June 2000
Senegal 8 September 2000
Seychelles23 January 2001
Sierra Leone 8 September 2000
Singapore 7 September 2000
Slovenia 8 September 2000
Spain 6 September 2000
Sri Lanka21 August 2000 8 September 2000
Sweden 8 June 2000
Switzerland 7 September 2000
The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia17 July 2001
Turkey 8 September 2000
Ukraine 7 September 2000
United Kingdom of
Great Britain and
Northern Ireland
7 September 2000
United States of America 5 July 2000
Uruguay 7 September 2000
Venezuela 7 September 2000
Viet Nam 8 September 2000
Yugoslavia 8 October 2001
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