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OHCHR Study on the right of the child to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of health

In its resolution 19/37 on the rights of the child adopted on 23 March 2012, the Human Rights Council decided to focus its next full-day meeting on the right of the child to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of health. It also invited the Office of the High Commissioner to prepare a report on that issue, in close collaboration with relevant stakeholders, including States, the United Nations Children’s Fund, the World Health Organization and other relevant United Nations bodies and agencies, relevant special procedures mandate holders, regional organizations and human rights bodies, civil society, national human rights institutions and children themselves, and to present it to the Human Rights Council at its twenty-second session, to inform the annual day of discussion on children’s rights.

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- Human Rights Council resolution 19/37 
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- OHCHR Report on the Right of the Child to the Highest Attainable Standard of Health
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Call for Submissions

Pursuant to Human Rights Council resolution 19/37 on the rights of the child, OHCHR will be submitting a report to the Human Rights Council at its 22nd session in March 2013 on the right of the child to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of health. OHCHR welcomes inputs, in English, French or Spanish, from civil society organizations and networks, national human rights institutions (NHRIs), scholars, research institutions and policy think tanks, private sector businesses, community movements, children and youth organizations on particularly: main health challenges related to children, main barriers in implementing children’s right to health and examples of good practices undertaken to protect and promote children’s right to health, particularly in relation to children in especially difficult circumstances.

Submissions will help inform the OHCHR report to the Human Rights Council and will subsequently be posted on this webpage. Thanks for sending your contribution (maximum 5 pages) by 1 October to: registry@ohchr.org