(OSRSG-CAAC) – Universal ratification of the Optional Protocols to the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) on the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography (OPSC) and on the involvement of children in armed conflict (OPAC) is closer than ever, UN experts have said. “Sixteen years after the Optional Protocols were adopted by the UN General Assembly, they continue to generate tangible progress in the protection of children’s rights worldwide and have been ratified by most UN Member States,” the UN experts said in a statement to mark the anniversary of the texts’ adoption on 25 May 2000.