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Reports to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child


The United States is a party to two Optional Protocols to the Convention on the Rights of the Child, both of which have reporting requirements. The first report was prepared pursuant to Article 8 of the Optional Protocol on the involvement of children in armed conflict. The second report was prepared pursuant to Article 12 of the Optional Protocol on the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography.  Below are initial reports submitted by the United States to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child concerning optional protocols to the Convention on the Rights of the Child. 


-  Initial Report Concerning the Optional Protocol on the Sale of Children, Child Prostitution and Child Pornography; Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor
-  Annex II: Principal U.S. Statutes Cited in the Initial Report Concerning the Optional Protocol on Sale of Children, Child Prostitution And Child Pornography; Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor
-  Initial Report Concerning the Optional Protocol on the Involvement of Children in Armed Conflict; Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor
-  Annex III: U.S. Military Service Plans; Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor
-  Annex II: Accessions of Individuals Below Age 18 to U.S. Armed Services ; Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor
-  Annex IV: U.S. Asylum Seekers from Conflict-Affected Countries: Individuals under 18 Who Filed as Principal Applicants; Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor
-  Annex V: Unaccompanied Minors who were Principal Applicants for Refugee Status ; Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor
-  Annex VI: DHS Interviews of Unaccompanied Minors who were Principal Applicants for Refugee ; Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor

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