UN Concluding Observations: Russia, 2011

The U.N. Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights released their concluding observations from the 46th session on the fifth periodic report of the Russian Federation on May 20, 2011. The Center for Reproductive Rights welcomes the Committee’s concluding observations (see 30 &37) calling on Russia to increase availability and knowledge of family planning services; to include sex education in school curricula with an emphasis on prevention of early pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections; to cover modern contraceptive methods in the public health insurance plan; and to collect data on the right to health annually for its next periodic report to the committee.