Economic and Social Council
CRC Article = 44(5)
Every two years, the Committee on the Rights of the Child is required to submit to the General Assembly of the United Nations, through the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), reports on its activities. The ECOSOC is one of the six principal organs of the United Nations and operates under the authority of the General Assembly. The principal human rights functions of the ECOSOC, as stated in Chapter X of the United Nations Charter, are (a) to "make or initiate studies and reports with respect to international economic, social, cultural, educational, health and related matters" and to "make recommendations with respect to any such matters to the General Assembly, to the Members of the United Nations and to the specialized agencies concerned"; (b) to "make recommendations for the purpose of promoting respect for and observance of human rights and fundamental freedoms for all"; (c) to "prepare draft conventions for submission to the General Assembly, with respect to matters falling within its competence"; and (d) to "call, in accordance with the rules prescribed by the United Nations, international conferences on matters falling within its competence". In addition, the ECOSOC is responsible for coordinating the activities of the specialized agencies.
Committee on the Rights of the Child General Assembly United Nations organs
Economic, social and cultural rights
CRC Article = 4
States Parties are required to take all appropriate legislative, administrative, and other measures for the implementation of the economic, social and cultural rights set forth in the CRC to the maximum extent of their available resources and, where needed, within the framework of international co-operation. Regarding those rights in the CRC that can be considered as economic, social or cultural rights, see the thematic listing particularly under "Basic health and welfare" and "Education, leisure and cultural activities". Consider also the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (1966).
Civil and political rights Domestic implementation International co-operation
Education and international co-operation
CRC Article = 28(1)(b)
For the implementation of the right of the child to education, States Parties are required to take appropriate measures to make secondary education available and accessible to every child, such as offering financial assistance in case of need.
Education Free education Secondary education
CRC Article = 28(1)(d)
For the implementation of the right of the child to education, States Parties are required to make educational information and guidance available and accessible to all children.
Education Vocational guidance
CRC Article = 29(2)
States Parties are required to respect the liberty of individuals and bodies to establish and direct educational institutions. This liberty is subject to the observance of the aims of education set forth in Article 29(1) of the CRC and to the requirement that the education given in such institutions shall conform to such minimum standards as may be laid down by the State.
Aims of education Education