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File #: 20-558    Version: 1 Name: Convention on the Rights of the Child
Type: Resolution Status: Consent Agenda
File created: 11/21/2019 In control: City Council Meeting Agenda
On agenda: 1/27/2020 Final action:
Title: CC- (1) Consideration of a Request by the Culver City High School Human Rights Watch Student Task Force to Adopt a Resolution in Support of the U.N. Convention on the Rights of the Children; and (2) Adoption of a Proposed Resolution if Desired.
Attachments: 1. 2020-01-27_ATT - Convention on the Rights of the Child.pdf, 2. 2020-01-27_ATT - Proposed Resolution .pdf
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CC- (1) Consideration of a Request by the Culver City High School Human Rights Watch Student Task Force to Adopt a Resolution in Support of the U.N. Convention on the Rights of the Children; and (2) Adoption of a Proposed Resolution if Desired.

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Meeting Date: January 27, 2020

Contact Person/Dept: Shelly Wolfberg/City Manager's Office

Phone Number: (310) 253-6000

Fiscal Impact: Yes [] No [X] General Fund: Yes [] No [X]

Public Hearing: [] Action Item: [X] Attachments: [X]

Commission Action Required: Yes [] No [X] Date:

Public Notification: (E-Mail) Meetings and Agendas - City Council (01/22/20); (E-Mail) Kristin Ghazarians, Human Rights Watch Student Task Force (01/16/20)

Department Approval: John M. Nachbar, City Manager (01/21/20)
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RECOMMENDATION

Staff recommends the City Council (1) consider a request by the Culver City High School Human Rights Watch Student Task Force to adopt a Resolution in Support of the U.N. Convention on the Rights of the Children; and (2) adopt the proposed Resolution if desired.


BACKGROUND/DISCUSSION

When the United Nations General Assembly unanimously adopted the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) on November 20, 1989, it committed to do everything in its power to promote and protect children's rights. Although the United States was a major author of the CRC, the United States remains the only country in the world that has NOT ratified the Convention - at a time when children's rights are at grave risk at home and abroad.

The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), a United Nations agency responsible for providing humanitarian and developmental aid to children around the world, states, "Thirty years ago, world leaders made a historic commitment to the world's children by adopting the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child - an international agreement on childhood. It's...

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