A/HRC/RES/22/32

United Nations

General Assembly

Distr.: General
17 April 2013
Original: English

Human Rights Council
Twenty-second session
Agenda item 3
Promotion and protection of all human rights, civil,
political, economic, social and cultural rights,
including the right to development
Resolution adopted by the Human Rights Council

22/32.
Rights of the child: the right of the child to the enjoyment of the highest
attainable standard of health
The Human Rights Council,
Emphasizing that the Convention on the Rights of the Child constitutes the standard
in the promotion and protection of the rights of the child, and bearing in mind the
importance of the Optional Protocols thereto, as well as other human rights instruments,
Reaffirming all previous resolutions on the rights of the child of the Commission on
Human Rights, the Human Rights Council and the General Assembly, the most recent
being Council resolution 19/37 of 23 March 2012, and Assembly resolutions 67/146 and
67/152 of 20 December 2012,
Reaffirming also the right of everyone to a standard of living adequate for their
health and well-being, which is enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights,
and the right of everyone to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and
mental health, as enshrined in the International Covenant of Economic, Social and Cultural
Rights as well as in the Convention on the Rights of the Child,
Welcoming the work of the Committee on the Rights of the Child, and taking note of
its general comments Nos. 4 (2003), 7 (2005) and 13 (2011), as well as of general comment
No. 14 (2000) of the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and general
recommendation No. 24 (1999) of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination
against Women,
Reaffirming that States should take all appropriate measures to ensure the right of
the child to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health
without discrimination of any kind and, in doing so, be guided by the best interests of the
 The resolutions and decisions adopted by the Human Rights Council will be contained in the report of
the Council on its twenty-second session (A/HRC/22/2), chap. I.

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