Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Monaco at the Committee on the Rights of the Child

Monaco presented its consolidated 2nd and 3rd periodic report on the situation of the implementation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child in the country. The consolidated 4th to 6th periodic report is expected by January 2019.
IBFAN did not present any report.
Discussion on infant and young child feeding
The issue of breastfeeding has not been addressed by the CRC Committee during its dialogue with the government delegation. The delegation instead mentioned health care issues and claimed that the Government has established prevention and information programmes to ensure the healthy upbringing of children. Pregnant women receive a medical follow-up and enjoy a special regime at work.
Concluding Observations

In its Concluding Observations, the CRC Committee has made no specific recommendation on breastfeeding to the government delegation.

In par. 37 and 38 regarding health care and services, the Committee asked Monaco to pay attention to its General Comment no. 15 (2013), which insists on “the right of the child to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of health, and recommends that the State party undertake all necessary measures, including legislative measures, to ensure that all children, including non-nationals, enjoy the same access and quality of health services”.