CRC concluding observations 2016, paragraph 59

UN recommendation

Plain English recommendation

Government should: Develop strategies on improving child health in line with UN advice on children’s right to health and: (a) Properly fund and monitor these strategies. (b) Ensure fair access to health services and equal health outcomes. (c) Address underlying social causes of poor health.

Original UN recommendation

With reference to its general comment No. 15 (2013) on the right of the child to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of health, the Committee recommends that the State party, the governments of the devolved administrations, overseas territories and Crown dependencies develop comprehensive and multisectoral strategies on child health: (a) With the allocation to the maximum extent of available resources and a robust monitoring mechanism; (b) With a strong focus on eliminating inequalities in health outcome and in access to health services; (c) Addressing underlying social determinants of health.

Date of UN examination


UN article number

24 (health and health services)

Last updated on 09/12/2020