Day of General Discussion Committee on the Rights of the Child
The Convention on the Rights of the Child is the most widely ratified international human rights instrument, with 193 States Parties. The Committee on the Rights of the Child, the body of independent experts responsible for reviewing progress made by States parties in implementing the Convention on the Rights of the Child, decided during its 43 rd session, to devote its annual Day of General Discussion (DGD) on 21 September 2007 to the subject: "Resources for the Rights of the Child - Responsibility of States", Investments for the Implementation of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights of Children and International Cooperation (CRC art.4).
The purpose of the Days of General Discussion is to foster a deeper understanding of the contents and implications of the Convention as they relate to specific articles or topics. After the discussion the Committee adopts recommendations, taking into account the issues raised.
The 2007 Day of General Discussion aims to elaborate in more detail State party's obligations with regard to the implementation of economic, social and cultural rights.
The meeting Hill be divided into two working groups. Working Group 1: 'available resources' and their allocation to children; Working Group 2: the use of resources to the 'maximum extent'.
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