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December 11, 1996 | ELIZABETH SHOGREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
President Clinton on Tuesday called on the Senate to ratify a long-stalled U.N. treaty opposing discrimination against women, saying that failure to do so has been "an embarrassment" for the nation. "There is no excuse for this situation to continue," Clinton said in remarks timed to coincide with the observation of International Human Rights Day.
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November 18, 1999 | ROBIN WRIGHT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ten years ago this Saturday, the Convention on the Rights of the Child was adopted unanimously by the U.N. General Assembly amid predictions it would prove to be a "Magna Carta for children." A decade later, the pact has been formally ratified by every nation save two: Somalia, which hasn't had a functioning government for much of the time since the treaty was adopted, and the United States.
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November 18, 1999 | ROBIN WRIGHT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ten years ago this Saturday, the Convention on the Rights of the Child was adopted unanimously by the U.N. General Assembly amid predictions it would prove to be a "Magna Carta for children." A decade later, the pact has been formally ratified by every nation save two: Somalia, which hasn't had a functioning government for much of the time since the treaty was adopted, and the United States.
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December 11, 1996 | ELIZABETH SHOGREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
President Clinton on Tuesday called on the Senate to ratify a long-stalled U.N. treaty opposing discrimination against women, saying that failure to do so has been "an embarrassment" for the nation. "There is no excuse for this situation to continue," Clinton said in remarks timed to coincide with the observation of International Human Rights Day.
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