About the Global Consultation
The United Nations Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR) is developing a General Comment on Sustainable Development and Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (GC on SD). This is the first time that the CESCR will involve children in the preparation of a General Comment. The objective of the Committee is to gather children’s views at an early stage so that the first draft of the General Comment reflects children’s views. The Committee also wants to understand how the issues that it will be looking at affect children’s rights. Other opportunities will be given for children to engage during the process to ensure a sustainable engagement.