The recent revelations of US spying on allied leaders is part of a greater public relations problem of the US: appearing to exempt itself from the rules that apply to other countries.
The moral authority of the US is at an all time low, and the diminished view is, for the most part, the fault of the US itself. Its failure to ratify the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) exemplifies the problem and is having detrimental life threatening effect on children in the US.
The US helped draft the UN CRC and even signed it when it was originally adopted. However, after 20 years the US is the only developed country that has not ratified it. The failure of the US to provide life saving medicine to dual citizen, German-American Ariana-Leilani after six years of suffering is a direct consequence of the US failure to respect the international rights of children living within its borders.
It is time for the US to respect 10 year old Ariana-Leilani’s rights and for the US to ratify the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. It is time for the US to join the rest of the world.
Join the thousands of others who have signed the petition urging President Obama to immediately take action to save Ariana-Leilani and to ratify the UNCRC.
- US Caught Spying ln German Chancellor Merkel
- Sign the Petitions to Come Together (ariana-leilani.org)
- Sign the Petition to Commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Martin Luther King’s March on Washington (ariana-leilani.org)
- Holyrood ‘failing on rights of children’ (scotsman.com)
- Why is the US so reluctant to sign human rights treaties? (newstatesman.com)
- Why won’t America ratify the UN convention on children’s rights? (economist.com)
- Register for UN Youth Summit on Human Right to Development http://righttodevelopment.org
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