Thursday, September 3, 2009

Using Facebook to Support U.S. Ratification of International Treaties

Guess what?  There's now a Facebook page to support U.S. Ratification of the U.N. Convention on the Law of the Sea.  You can become a FAN of that page if you like (I did!).  Click here to visit the Law of the Sea Facebook Page. 

The initiative is a wise one -- it is cost effective (free) and can pull in support from around the country to support U.S. ratification of this treaty.  A similar strategy might be used to gain more support for other treaties, such as the Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW).  CEDAW and the Law of the Sea are two of the 17 treaties identified by the U.S. State Department on its Treaty Priority List.

The Law of the Sea page was apparently put up by the Pew Charitable Trusts, which has another useful page on reasons to ratifiy the Law of the Sea Convention.  Click here to read more.

Hat tips to Jesper Frant and the Pew Charitable Trusts

(mew)

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