Author: Ip Tsz Yan Natalie, BBA (Law) IV; HKU

Date: 7/8/10

The United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child

“State Parties are requested to provide relevant information on measures taken, factors and difficulties encountered, and progress achieved in implementing the provisions of the Convention, including measures to combat the risks of environmental pollution; to ensure that all segments of society are informed, have access to education and are supported in the use of environmental sanitation; and to ensure that the child’s education shall be directed to the development of respect for the natural environment. The information provided should also reflect the interdependence and indivisibility of the right of the child and take into account the general principles reflected in the Convention, namely non-discrimination, the best interests of the child, the child’s right to survival and development and respect for the view of the child.”