Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Rights of The Child: UNHCR presents the First Historic Case, 7-year-old German American Jewish African-American 'Little Ambassador'

-The United Nations 15th Human Rights Council starts today from 13 September to 1 October 2010 in Geneva, Switzerland. At the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), Optional Protocol for the Sale of Children, Child Prostitution, and Child Pornography during the two-week council, the Special Rapporteur will report on the first historic case in the USA of 7-year-old Ariana-Leilani King-Pfeiffer, known as "The Little Ambassador." She is a citizen of both Germany and the USA, who is now in Washington, DC.

Ms. Najat M'jid Maalla (Morocco) was appointed Special Rapporteur for the Rights of the Child (CRC), Optional Protocol for the Sale of Children, Child Prostitution, and Child Pornography (SCCPCP) in May 2008. Ms. M'jid Maalla is a medical doctor in pediatrics, who has been involved for the past two decades in the protection of vulnerable children.

The mandate of the Special Rapporteur, Ms. M'jid Maalla, is to "investigate the exploitation of children around the world and to submit reports thereon to the General Assembly and the Commission on Human Rights, making recommendations for the protection of the rights of the children concerned. These recommendations are targeted primarily at Governments, United Nations bodies and non-governmental organizations."

"The Little Ambassador's" two-year struggle with a very rare blood disease of Severe Chronic Neutropenia (1300 on SCNIR list in the world), is highly suspected by world experts to be "induced by toxins"/drugs used to aid in child use and abuse. Ariana-Leilani is currently being denied both life-saving medicine (G-CSF) and appropriate medical care for her life-threatening illness. A world expert, the Co-Director of the Severe Chronic Neutropenia International Registry (SCNIR) said that Ariana-Leilani's lack of medicine and medical intervention can result in her experiencing "toxic shock, loss of limbs, and loss of life."

The USA local and national government agencies (schools, courts, child protection services, hospitals, and police department and city mayor) have been unable to protect Ariana-Leilani's basic human right to life, protection, and medical care. Yet, aggressive support for her protection has come from members of the United States Congress, including Congressmen Chris Van Hollen, Steny Hoyer, and Chris Smith; National US Organizations: Justice for Children, Victims Rights Foundation, and Stop Family Violence; and German Organizations: Innocence in Danger - Germany, Weisser Ring, and Avalon-Bayreuth; and various physicians, psychologists, child abuse advocates from both countries. Still, Ariana-Leilani waits in silence, fear, faith and hope, like many used and abuse children world-wide.

Advocacy for Ariana-Leilani relief is international, with not only the UN Human Rights Council-CRC, but also Innocence in Danger International, The Severe Chronic Neutropenia International Registry (SCNIR), and the German Embassy (Washington, DC). They have all requested that both the US and German Governments, together, secure immediate humanitarian intervention to save and protect the life of Ariana-Leilani, "The Little Ambassador" who represents all the world's abused children. Archbishop Tutu asserts, "We must act now for the sake of our children, they are our future. Every hild has a right to life."

During Ariana-Leilani's first 5 years of life, she traveled to over ten countries to be with other forgotten children. She has personally met the former President George W. Bush at the White House, Nobel Peace Prize Winner Archbishop Desmond Tutu, The Queen Mother Ntombi of Swaziland, and Queen Noor of Jordan, and Ambassadors from the USA, Botswana, Germany, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, St. Kitts and Nevis, Swaziland, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

Worldwide, child use and abuse is not limited by the type of family, gender, race, religion, social status, economic class, neighborhood, profession, education, or nationality. The Ariana-Leilani Children's Foundation International educates and advocates for children's human rights worldwide.

Source: Ariana-Leilani Children's Foundation International