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.