Making the case for investing in children: a child-rights integrated approach to fight child poverty and promote children’s well - being

Submission to the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights’ Report ‘Towards a Better Investment in the Rights of the Child’

Eurochild contributed to the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights report “Towards a better investment in the rights of the child”. The submission aims to provide information on the main challenges related to the mobilisation, allocation and spending of resources for children.

Specifically, Eurochild’s submission illustrates the main challenges, good practices and provides recommendations in areas covered by the European Commission Recommendation Investing in Children: breaking the cycle of disadvantage, notably on access to affordable quality services and children's right to participate.

28% of children in the European Union live at risk of poverty and social exclusion. Eurochild calls on governments to allocate sufficient funding to put in place preventive mechanisms, support parents and families, provide good educational services and involve children on policy planning.

Click here to download the submission.