Implementing the Convention on the Rights of the Child

Resource Mobilization in Low-Income Countries

This book considers one of the main umbrella articles of the Convention on the Rights of the Child: Article 4, dealing with the concept of the obligations of the States Parties to meet their commitments `to the maximum extent of their available resources and, where needed, within the framework of international cooperation'. The importance is emphasized of a broad interpretation of societal `resources', going well beyond the severely limited finances of governments in most developing countries and extending both to the international (official and non-governmental) levels and to the expanding civil societies of these nations. `Resources' are broadly defined to include human, technological, cultural and organizational capabilities as well as conventional economic resources. The thematic chapters give many examples of how such `resources' can be effectively mobilized for children, including the areas of education, health, nutrition and child labour.
Foreword; T. Hammarberg.
List of contributors.
List of abbreviations.
1. Introduction; J.R. Himes.
2. Resources an child rights: an economic perspective; D. Parker.
3. Realizing rights through international programmes of action for children; R.J. Ledogar.
4. Children's rights to survival and healthy development; D. Parker, C. Sepúlveda.
5. Children's right to nutrition: food, care and a healthy environment; U. Jonsson.
6. Children's right to education: reaching the unreached; F.P. Dall.
7. Children's right to protection from economic exploitation; J. Boyden, V. Rialp.
8. Conclusion; H.R. Himes, D. Saltarelli.
Appendix One: Main resource-related provisions of the Convention on the Rights of the Child.
Appendix Two: Goals for children and development in the 1990s.
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