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Celebrating 30 years of the Convention on the Rights of the Child


Pledge by Canada

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Ratified the Convention on the Rights of the Child on 13 December 1991

Ratified the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the involvement of children in armed conflict on 7 July 2000

Ratified the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the sale of children child prostitution and child pornography on 14 September 2005

Pledges

  1. Canada is committed to improve the safety and security of Indigenous children and families, by funding a network of 46 shelters and funding community-driven prevention projects.
  2. Canada is also committed to ensuring accessible health care services through its suite of community-based Healthy Child Development programs (e.g., The Maternal and Child Health program; Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder programming; Canada Prenatal Nutrition Program - First Nations and Inuit Component; and Aboriginal Head Start).
  3. Indigenous Services Canada has worked closely with First Nations partners to transform how it funds and supports elementary and secondary education in Canada to improve the success and outcomes of First Nations students.

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