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Consequences of Downsizing the World Summit for Children/World Fit for ChildrenAgenda

Declaration and Plan of Action received strong political support at the Summit meeting in September 1990. The Plan of Action called for universal ratification of the CRC, and for the achievement of a set of outcomes for children (monitored by process indicators) that demonstrated the inter-relationship between child mortality and child health, and the indivisibility of child rights (Table 1). The Declaration also called for the participation of all members of society, including children, in

implementing the WSC Plan of Action and required public (if not legal) accountability through annual monitoring of National Plans of Action. Without a conscious intention, but subtly influenced by the provisions, standards and principles of the CRC, the 155 countries committing to the WSC Declaration and preparing a Plan of Action added building blocks to Alma Ata’s cornerstone in the construction of a human-rights-based approach to health and development.