2000 Food policy

Committee on the Rights of the Child, Recommendation for Colombia par. 47 and par. 49 (2000)

Text of the recommendation

47. While acknowledging the measures taken to improve the health status of children, in particular initiatives relating to the reduction of infant mortality, the Committee remains concerned about the persistence of regional disparities in access to health care and of high rates of malnutrition for children under five years of age and those of school age, especially in rural and remote areas and, in particular, among children belonging to indigenous groups.

49. The Committee recommends that the State party continue taking effective measures to ensure access to basic health care and services for all children. More concerted efforts need to be taken to guarantee equal access to health care and to combat malnutrition, with special emphasis on children belonging to indigenous groups and children living in rural and remote areas, as well as in camps for internally displaced populations.


Committee on the Rights of the Child. Consideration of Reports Submitted by States Parties under Article 44 of the Convention, CRC/C/15/Add.137, (2000). Par. 47; 49. Available at: https://tbinternet.ohchr.org/_layouts/15/treatybodyexternal/Download.aspx?symbolno=CRC%2fC%2f15%2fAdd.137&Lang=en