General Comment No. 26 

The United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child has published General Comment No. 26 on children’s rights and the environment with a special focus on climate change. 

The Committee and the General Comment No.26 steering group wish to thank everyone who contributed to the consultations that took place between January 2022 and February 2023. We wish to say a special thank you to the 16,331 children from 121 countries that took the time to share their views and ideas as part of this process. 

Created together with the Children’s Advisory Team, child-friendly versions of the General Comment are available (in English, French and Spanish) on 18 September 2023 as part of the Global Launch of General Comment No. 26.

Read the Child-friendly Versions