President Tommy E. Remengesau Jr. signs the Global Pledge with children from Koror Elementary yesterday in commemoration of the 30th Year the Convention of the Rights of Child was adopted.  The signing of the Global Pledge is to demonstrate a continued and renewed commitment to the implementation of the Convention on the Rights of Child (CRC).

The pledge states that no child will be left behind, that every child will be given support to reach their full potential.

Furthermore, Rights of Child and achievement of Sustainable Development Goals go hand in hand and that “children’s rights cannot be realized without full implementation of SDGs.”

The pledge states the country’s leader’s commitment to full implementation of the rights of child convention saying, “We hereby affirm our steadfast commitment to upholding and protecting the rights and principles enshrined within the Convention, and to identifying and taking concrete, actionable and time-bound steps toward its full implementation, including within the context of our national implementation of SDG’s..”

Palau ratified the Rights of Child Convention in August of 1995 and since then have enacted number of policies to implement certain aspects of the Convention.  Family Protection Act is one such policies that address rights of children to be safe and protected from all kinds of harms.