Public Budgets: How Governments Should Spend Money for Children's Rights

This child friendly document provides information on General Comment No. 19 on Public Budgeting for the Realization of Children’s Rights.

General Comment No. 19 recommends open, inclusive and accountable resource mobilization, budget allocation and spending. It clearly states that States must not discriminate against any child through resource mobilization, budgeting and spending.

States should also regularly ensure that children participate in budget decisions, allowing children to participate in those issues that concern them.

The full text of General Comment No. 19 can be accessed here.

Published 2016-10-03