Monday, September 11, 2006

UN Convention on the Rights of the Child

NHELD has issued an informational bulletin concerning United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. This treaty has already affected a homeschooling family in Belgium. It's up to homeschoolers here to be informed to ensure the same thing doesn't happen here.

NHELD does not believe in fear mongering. NHELD believes in the distribution of facts so that individuals can formulate their own opinion. Through this bulletin and the two which will follow, NHELD hopes to distribute facts about the United Nations' Convention on the Rights of the Child. NHELD also offers its opinion in this bulletin about the possible effects of United States' ratification of that Convention. We hope that readers will further investigate this issue and enlighten others, in turn. We broke this up into three parts because this would otherwise be a rather lengthy bulletin. This first part dealt with definitions, the second part dealt with Supreme Court cases which addressed conflicts between treaties and federal and state laws, and the last part will present some analysis and concerns regarding the Convention of the Rights of the Child, as well as other treaties. The issue is complicated, has some historical background, and requires some time to read through and understand. We hope that you will take the time because this is a very important issue, affecting our children, and our sovereignty.

Did You Know? The United States signed the Convention of the Rights of the Child, but has not yet ratified it. If this Convention is ratified it may present some problems...

If not for your sake, for your children's sake and for their children's sake, we encourage everyone to take the time to become informed and to ask questions of your Senators, to make your opinion known, and to make your voice count.

In other UN / Education related news, Allen Quist takes a look at the Globe Program.

Just as its name suggests, the GLOBE Program is part of an effort to establish a global system of education. Also as its name suggests, the GLOBE program looks at the world from a global perspective, not from the perspective of the United States.

Parents do you want the UN teaching your children "global values"?

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