Das Recht von Kindern auf Gesundheit und angemessene Ernährung im Wandel von Forschung und weltweiten Strategien: Teil I: Meilensteine auf dem Weg zur Kinderrechtskonvention

Translated title of the contribution: Children's right to health and adequate nutrition within research and worldwide strategies: Part 1: milestones towards the convention of the rights of the child

Veronika Scherbaum, Stefanie Lemke, Anne Camilla Bellows

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Abstract

After the first charity programs and early legal initiatives for children, basic research since the early 20th century has achieved important insights into the aetiology and therapy of malnutrition in children. In the mid 1960s, this led to the abandonment of monocausal explanations of nutritional deficiencies and thus favoured the development of intersectoral public health and nutrition strategies. Aside from ethical aspects, scientific results and knowledge from health
and nutrition programs were incorporated into international agreements on human rights. Binding requirements for assuring children’s health and nutrition were first incorporated into the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, which was passed in 1989 and has since been ratified by almost all contract states. With this background, the objectives and the necessary strategies to reduce malnutrition and undernourishment in various parts of the world can be deduced.
Original languageGerman
Pages (from-to)196-201
Number of pages6
JournalErnährungs Umschau
Volume59
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 15 Apr 2012

Keywords

  • UN Convention on the Rights of the Child
  • rights of children
  • nutritional deficiency
  • health care
  • nutrition security

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