2013 Food policy Tobacco control Other Health-related issues

Committee on the Rights of the Child, General Recommendation #16, par. 19 (2013)

Text of the recommendation

19. The activities and operations of business enterprises can impact on the realization of article 6 in different ways. For example, environmental degradation and contamination arising from business activities can compromise children’s rights to health, food security and access to safe drinking water and sanitation. (...) The marketing to children of products such as cigarettes and alcohol as well as foods and drinks high in saturated fats, trans-fatty acids, sugar, salt or additives can have a long-term impact on their health. (...)


Committee on the Rights of the Child, General comment No. 16 - State obligations regarding the impact of the business sector on children’s rights, CRC/C/GC/16, (2013). III.) C.The right to life, survival and development; 2nd paragraph. Available at: https://tbinternet.ohchr.org/_layouts/15/treatybodyexternal/Download.aspx?symbolno=CRC%2fC%2fGC%2f16&Lang=en