2017 Food policy Tobacco control

Committee on the Rights of the Child, Recommendation for Denmark par. 32 and 33 (2017)

Text of the recommendation

32. In view of the reports according to which the inhabitants of certain smaller settlements and towns in Greenland suffer from significant food shortages between January and May, which have a particularly negative impact on children from low-income families, the Committee recommends that the State party allocate adequate resources to ensure that all areas of Greenland have sufficient and healthy food reserves and to provide adequate benefits to low-income families to ensure that they can provide their children with sufficient and healthy food. In this regard, the Committee also recommends that the State party develop policies to ensure that healthy food choices are available and affordable in Greenland, and strengthen awareness-raising campaigns to promote the benefits of healthy eating for children. 33. While noting with appreciation that alcohol consumption among children in mainland Denmark has decreased, the Committee recommends that the State party continue addressing the incidence of drug use by Children and/or adolescents, with a particular emphasis on the situation in Greenland, by, inter alia, providing Children and/or adolescents with accurate and objective information, as well as life skills education, on preventing substance abuse (including tobacco and alcohol), and develop accessible and youth-friendly drug dependence treatment and harm reduction services.


Committee on the Rights of the Child, Concluding observations on the fifth periodic report of Denmark, CRC/C/DNK/CO/5 (2017). Par. 32 and 33. Available at: https://docstore.ohchr.org/SelfServices/FilesHandler.ashx?enc=6QkG1d%2FPPRiCAqhKb7yhsgIK9tmnWXdxaU%2FedXEEMqJrk8yrwetruHAHlCuvk7lIb6C66JpZees7wvtcoJhlEgwEf7VfhCW5afo%2B60Ay5phC4Cg9ZPD46%2F3NL1yVPqT3