evaluate the impact of their reservations to the Convention and the Optional Protocols, with a
view to withdrawing them in order to ensure the fullest possible respect for the Convention and
the Optional Protocols in all States parties;
3.
Requests the States parties to take effective measures to ensure that their obligations
arising from the Convention are given effect and comprehensively implemented through policy
and legislation within their domestic systems and to review their national legislation with this
aim;
4.
Calls upon all States parties to systematically assess any proposed law,
administrative guidance, policy or budgetary allocation that is likely to have an impact on
children and their rights, taking into account the interdependence and indivisibility of the rights
of the child and ensuring appropriate enforcement of their obligations under the Convention and
the Optional Protocols thereto;
5.
Also calls upon all States to ensure that development and evaluation of States
policies on children are informed by available, sufficient, reliable and disaggregated data on
children, covering the whole period of childhood and all the rights guaranteed in the Convention;
6.
Urges all States to develop or renew, as appropriate through a process of
consultation, including with children and young people and their representatives, as well as those
living and working with them, comprehensive national strategies for children, taking into
account the Convention, setting out specific goals, targeted implementation measures and
allocation of financial and human resources and including arrangements for monitoring and
regular review, and to endorse this strategy at the highest level of government and ensure its
comprehensive dissemination, including in child-friendly formats as well as in appropriate
languages and forms;
7.
Recognizing that the sufficient allocation of resources in public spending, including
in primary education and basic health care, is a fundamental condition for the full realization of
the rights of the child, calls upon States to make children a priority in their budgetary allocations,
make resources allocated to children visible in the State budget through a detailed compilation of
resources allocated to them and to take all necessary measures to ensure that children, including
in particular marginalized and disadvantaged groups of children, are protected from the adverse
effects of financial downturns;
8.
Calls on States to take all appropriate measures, including legal reforms and special
support measures, to ensure the enjoyment by children of all their human rights and fundamental
freedoms without discrimination of any kind;
9.
Recalls the United Nations target for international development assistance
of 0.7 per cent of gross domestic product and the 20/20 initiative,1 and calls upon all States to
ensure that their international development assistance related directly or indirectly to children is
rights-based and supports the implementation of the Convention;

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