UN Convention on the Rights of the Child

Guinea (CRC 28-02-2019)

The Committee considered the combined third to sixth periodic reports of Guinea (CRC/C/GIN/3-6) at its 2342nd and 2343rd meetings (see CRC/C/SR.2342 and 2343), held on 14 and 15 January 2019, and adopted the present concluding observations at its 2370th meeting, held on 1 February 2019.

Concluding observations

C. General principles (arts. 2, 3, 6 and 12)


  1. Taking note of targets 5.1 and 10.3 of the Sustainable Development Goals, the Committee recalls its previous recommendations (CRC/C/GIN/CO/2, para. 37) and urges the State party to:

(a) Develop and implement a comprehensive national strategy against all forms of discrimination;

(b) Continue and strengthen its activities to combat discrimination and to prioritize and target social services for children in the most marginalized and disadvantaged situations, in particular with regard to girls, including non-circumcised girls, children with disabilities, children with albinism, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex children, child survivors of Ebola, children infected or affected by HIV/AIDS, children living in rural areas and/or in poverty and children who have served sentences;

(c) Amend the Civil Code (1983) and ensure that all the discriminatory provisions against girls and children born to unmarried parents with regard to succession are abolished in the new Civil Code.

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