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International Conventions

International Conventions

MSF has acceded to the following international conventions.

Singapore's Reports: The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW)

The CEDAW is a United Nations human rights treaty for women and consists of a preamble and 30 Articles defining what constitutes discrimination and how equality can be achieved. Singapore acceded to the Convention on 5 October 1995.

Singapore's Reports: The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC)

The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) is a treaty which comprehensively provides for the rights of children. It sets out the standards on the provisions of healthcare, education, legal and social services for children. Singapore acceded to the Convention on 5 October 1995.

Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction (HCCAICA)

The Hague Convention of 25 October 1980 on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction (HCCAICA) is a multilateral treaty which seeks to protect children from the harmful effects of abduction and retention across international boundaries when the child is taken away by a parent to another jurisdiction without the consent of the other parent.​ Singapore acceded to the Convention on 28 December 2010.

UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD)

The United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD) is a comprehensive convention to promote, protect and ensure the full and equal enjoyment of all human rights and fundamental freedoms by all persons with disabilities, and to promote respect for their inherent dignity. Singapore acceded to the Convention on 18 July 2013.

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