Childrens rights

27. 1. States Parties recognize the right of every

child to a standard of living adequate for the child’s physical, mental,

spiritual, moral and social development.

2. The parent(s) or others responsible for the child have the

primary responsibility to secure, within their abilities and financial

capacities, the conditions of living necessary for the child’s development.

3. States Parties, in accordance with national conditions and within

their means, shall take appropriate measures to assist parents and others

responsible for the child to implement this right and shall in case of need

provide material assistance and support programmes, particularly with regard to

nutrition, clothing and housing.

4. States Parties shall take all appropriate measures to secure the

recovery of maintenance

for the child from the parents or other persons having financial

responsibility for the child, both within the State Party and from abroad. In

particular, where the person having financial responsibility for the child lives

in a State different from that of the child, States Parties shall promote the

accession to international agreements or the conclusion of such agreements, as

well as the making of other appropriate arrangements.