Article 24

Every child has the right to the best possible health. Governments must provide good quality health care, clean water, nutritious food and a clean environment so that children can stay healthy. Richer countries must help poorer countries achieve this.


For the second month of the school year we are looking at children’s rights to growing up in the best possible health.

Children have the right to be both physically and mentally fulfilled.  Article 24 recognises that children should have good nourishment in their food and be able to live in a safe and healthy environment.

As we approach our Harvest Festival, the children at SS. Peter and Paul’s Catholic Primary have been reminded how important it is to help provide for those who might not have much.  As we do every year, children will be looking to collect healthy food which will be donated to local food banks and family shelters.

This article links directly to the Sustainable Development Goals 2 (zero hunger), 3 (good health and well-being) and 6 (clean water and sanitation).