Investing in Children in Myanmar

Public Budgeting for the Realization of Children's Rights

UNICEF Myanmar/2017/Kyaw Kyaw Winn


Thirty years ago, world leaders made a historic commitment to all children by adopting the United Nations Convection on the Rights of the Child (CRC). This international agreements on childhood has become the most rapidly and widely ratified human rights treaty in history. It has transformed children's lives.

Myanmar ratified the CRC in July 1991, making a commitment to do everything possible to promote and protect the rights of all children in Myanmar.

The national budget is a powerful instrument for realizing the rights of children and enabling them to achieve their full potential. It determines there sources that will be made available for health, education, social welfare, social protection, nutrition and other policies that provide essential services for children, adolescents and youth. This short paper examines the General Comment (GC) 19 on Public Budgeting for the Realization of Children's Rights.

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