Draft General Comment on article 4 of the Convention - Public spending and the rights of the child

Call for comments

The Committee on the Rights of the Child is currently elaborating a General Comment on article 4 of the Convention and specifically on public spending and the rights of the child.

This exercise draws upon the Day of General Discussion (DGD) on: "Resources for the Rights of the Child - Responsibility of States", which the Committee held in 2007.

The Committee invites all interested parties to comment on the initial draft of its draft General Comment in writing to the following email address:

After a thorough and due consideration of inputs provided, only the Committee will decide on the contents of the final version of the General Comment.

All submissions :

  • Should be submitted in one of the official languages of the Committee - English, French or Spanish; 
  • Should be submitted in WORD format;
  • Will not be translated;
  • Will be posted on the CRC webpage devoted to this draft General Comment


Comments must be submitted by 1 December 2015.

To facilitate the work of the Committee, this deadline will be strictly applied. No submissions received after this deadline will be considered or posted on the webpage. 

The initial draft General Comment can be found here 

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