Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), 1989

Year: 1989

Convention on the Rights of the Child

Article 26 recognizes for every child the right to benefit from social security, including social insurance.

In addition, Article 27(1) recognizes the right of every child to a standard of living adequate for the child’s physical, mental, spiritual, moral and social development.

Under Article 27(2) and (3), States parties must, in accordance with national conditions and within their means, take appropriate measures to assist parents to implement this right and shall in case of need provide material assistance and support programmes, particularly with regard to nutrition, clothing and housing.

Link to the Convention

Social Protection and Human Rights