CRC concluding observations 2023, paragraph 48

UN recommendation

Plain English recommendation

Government should: (a) Introduce and fund a strategy to ensure children’s right to rest, leisure and recreation; (b) Make children’s right to play a central part of school activities; (c) Do more to ensure all children, including disabled children, young children, those in rural areas and those from disadvantaged backgrounds, have accessible, safe, public outdoor play spaces; (d) Give children a say on urban planning decisions, including for public transport and developing play spaces.

Original UN recommendation

The Committee recommends that the State party: (a) Develop a strategy, with sufficient resources, aimed at ensuring children’s right to rest, leisure and recreation, including free outdoor play; (b) Integrate children’s right to play into school curricula and ensure that children have sufficient time to engage in play and recreational activities that are inclusive and age-appropriate; (c) Strengthen measures to ensure that all children, including children with disabilities, young children, children in rural areas and children in disadvantaged socioeconomic backgrounds, have access to accessible, safe, public outdoor play spaces; (d) Involve children in decisions regarding urban-planning processes, including public transportation, and in the development of spaces for children to play.

Date of UN examination


UN article number

28, 29, 30, 31

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