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General Comment 4 of the Convention on the Rights of the Child - adolescent health and development in the context of the Convention on the Rights of the Child

United Nations International Human Rights Instruments and Resources General Comments of UN Treaties United Nations 1 July 2003 Guidelines CRC/GC/2003/4 human rights

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General Comment 4 of the CRC on adolescent health and development highlights that States parties have not given sufficient attention to the specific concerns of adolescents as rights holders and to promoting their health and development. It raises awareness and provides States parties with guidance and support in their efforts to guarantee the respect for, protection and fulfilment of the rights of adolescents, including through the formulation of specific strategies and policies. The need to promote and protect the rights of adolescents with disabilities is highlighted in the General Comment.

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