The KidsRights Index comprises a ranking of all states that are parties to the United Nations (UN) Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) and for which sufficient data is available. This is a total number of 182 countries in 2018. At present the Convention on the Rights of the Child (1989) is ratified by all of the world’s nations but one: the United States of America.
For some countries there is not enough data to be assessed in the Index:
Asia and the Pacific: Marshall Islands, Niue, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu
Africa: Somalia, South Sudan
Industrialised countries: Andorra, Poland, Liechtenstein, Hong Kong, USA
Latin America and Caribbean: Anguilla, British Virgin Islands, Dominica, Montserrat, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Turks and Caicos Islands
Middle East and North Africa (MENA): State of Palestine