2018 Food policy Tobacco control

Committee on the Rights of the Child, Recommendation for El Salvador, par. 37 and 39(2018)

Text of the recommendation

37. The Committee is concerned about the unavailability of specialized health facilities for children aged older than 12 years and the number of children consuming alcohol, tobacco and drugs, and recommends that the State party:

(a) Make specialized health facilities available for children aged older than 12 years;

(b) Continue taking measures to address alcohol, drug and tobacco use among adolescents, including through awareness-raising programmes and campaigns, strengthen the regulation of alcohol and tobacco sales, and develop accessible and youth-friendly drug dependence treatment and harm-reduction services.

39. The Committee remains concerned about the incidence of child malnutrition, mostly among children in situations of poverty and, taking note of target 2.2 of the Sustainable Development Goals on ending all forms of malnutrition, recommends that the State party:

(a) Address the underlying causes of child malnutrition, including economic deprivation;

(b) Continue to invest in measures to promote exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months;

(c) Strengthen measures to address the issue of overweight children and childhood obesity in both urban and rural areas;

(d) Systematically collect data on children ’ s food security and nutrition.


Committee on the Rights of the Child, Concluding observations on the combined fifth and sixth periodic reports of El Salvador, CRC/C/SLV/CO/5-6 (2018). Par. 37 and par. 39. Available at: https://tbinternet.ohchr.org/_layouts/15/treatybodyexternal/Download.aspx?symbolno=CRC%2FC%2FSLV%2FCO%2F5-6&Lang=en