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NCJ Number: 127253 Find in a Library
Title: Recent United Nations Actions To Reduce Sexual Exploitation of Children
Journal: Response to the Victimization of Women and Children  Volume:13  Issue:2  Dated:(1990)  Pages:9-13
Author(s): D Goodman
Date Published: 1990
Page Count: 5
Type: Report (Technical)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Several positive developments have occurred in the United Nations (UN) during the past year to prevent the sexual exploitation of children.
Abstract: The UN Commission on Human Rights and the Subcommission on Prevention of Discrimination and Protection of Minorities decided to appoint a special staff member to consider issues related to the sale of children, child prostitution, and child pornography. The Commission also decided to transmit a proposed program of action to governments, specialized agencies, intergovernmental organizations, and nongovernmental organizations. In addition, the UN General Assembly unanimously adopted the Convention on the Rights of the Child on November 20, 1989. By early May 1990, this convention had 86 signatures and 5 ratifications. The Convention will enter into force 30 days after 20 countries have ratified it. The continued commitment of nongovernmental organizations to UN efforts and the integration of their own efforts within the framework of UN conventions can help ensure that these efforts succeed in achieving their goals. 19 references
Main Term(s): Child Sexual Abuse
Index Term(s): Child Pornography; International agreements; Juvenile prostitution; Rights of minors; United Nations (UN)
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