From January 15 to February 2, 2018, the Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC Committee) held its 77th Session in Geneva.
The CRC Committee met delegations from 8 countries in order to evaluate their progress in the implementation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child. The countries under review were: Guatemala, Marshall Islands, Palau, Solomon Islands, Seychelles, Spain and Sri Lanka. IBFAN submitted alternative reports on the situation of infant and young child feeding in Guatemala, Panama and Spain, and informed the Committee members about the main gaps in the policies and programmes of the other reviewed countries through direct communication and advocacy during the Session.
In its Concluding Observations, the CRC Committee referred specifically to breastfeeding for 5 out of the 8 countries under review: Marshall Islands, Panama, Seychelles, Solomon Islands and Spain.
Read the post-session report and the Concluding Observations for each country under review: