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The UN Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC Committee) in its General Comment No. 7 on Implementing Child Rights in Early Childhood recognized that the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) requires that children, including the very youngest children, be respected as persons in their own right. The Committee further stated: “Comprehensive services for early childhood begin at birth. The Committee notes that provision for registration of all children at birth is still a major challenge for many countries and regions. This can impact negatively on a child’s sense of personal identity and children may be denied entitlements to basic health, education and social welfare. As a first step in ensuring the rights to survival, development and access to quality services for all children, the Committee recommends that States Parties take all necessary measures to ensure that all children are registered at birth.”.

Keywords: CRC Committee; early childhood; States parties



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