Many media outlets are reporting on the unprecedented wave of children arriving in the United States in recent months, reported to be more than 52,000 unaccompanied children and 39,000 adults with children since October 2013.
In this MSNBC video interview, Leslie Velez, Senior Protection Officer for the UN High Commissioner on Refugees, discusses the humanitarian c
Two important statistical reports come from the Office of Children’s Issues in the US State Department each spring.  In March 2014, OCI released its Annual Report on Intercountry Adop
1980 Child Abduction Convention. The number of Contracting States for the  Abduction Convention has increased to 92 with ratification
As a Contracting State to the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, the Vatican appeared before the Committee on the Rights of the Child during its 65th session in January 2014 to report on its progress in implementing the treaty.  The Committee’s  


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