Implementing child rights in early childhood

This purpose of this volume is to illuminate the drafting process that led to the publication of General Comment No. 7, on ‘Implementing Child Rights in Early Childhood’, by the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child. Following the Introduction, Section I describes the Day of General Discussion 2004 on ‘Implementing Child Rights in Early Childhood’. Section II contains the text of General Comment No. 7, along with a brief analysis. Section III offers, in extracted form, the texts submitted by various organizations and other interested parties to the Committee during the Day of General Discussion; it is expected that these may assist the reader in acquiring a better understanding of the General Comment. Section IV provides texts that supply additional insights into the background to the General Comment. Section V reproduces the Convention on the Rights of the Child. Section VI, the final one, lists the members of the Committee on the Rights of the Child as of the 40th session, 12-30 September 2005, when General Comment No. 7 was adopted, as well as the members of the Committee as of the 37th session, 13 September–8 October 2004, during which the Day of General Discussion was held (17 September).

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