November 20 marks the twentieth anniversary of the 1989 United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.  As you probably already know, for many years the CRC has been in force for all member countries of the U.N. except Somalia and the United States.  Here’s information on the CRC and the celebration from the U.N.; and  here’s a press release from Human Rights Watch issued earlier this week urging the U.S. to join.  Finally, here’s an item just posted on Jurist reporting that the Somali Transitional Federal Government has announced that Somalia plans to ratify the CRC.