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State of the World's Children

Each year, the United Nations Children's Fund's (UNICEF’s) flagship publication, The State of the World's Children, closely examines a key issue affecting children. The report includes supporting data and statistics.

STATE OF WORLDS CHILDREN 2005

The State of the World's Children 2005

Childhood under Threat

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State of the World's Children
10 Dec 2004
The 2005 edition of UNICEF’s State of the World’s Children focuses on how poverty, conflict and HIV/AIDS threaten the idea of childhood as a period of time for children to grow and develop to their full potential. In several regions and countries, some of the gains made since the adoption of the ...
STATE OF WORLDS CHILDREN 2004

The State of the World's Children 2004

Girls, Education and Development

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State of the World's Children
19 Dec 2003
The State of the World’s Children 2004 emphasizes the important role that girls’ education plays in advancing human development. It highlights strategies, programmes and initiatives in place in countries all around the world aimed at promoting girls’ education and improving the lives of all child...
STATE OF WORLDS CHILDREN 2002

The State of the World's Children 2002

Leadership

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State of the World's Children
21 Sep 2001
This issue of The State of the World's Children calls for leadership from all continents and all sectors of society. It illustrates the many and varied ways that people have shown their commitment to children's welfare. The Report emphasizes the need to give children the best possible start in li...
STATE OF WORLDS CHILDREN 2001

The State of the World's Children 2001

Early Childhood

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State of the World's Children
15 Dec 2000
What happens during the very earliest years of a child's life, from birth to age 3, influences how the rest of childhood and adolescence unfolds. Yet, this critical time is usually neglected in the policies, programmes and budgets of countries. Drawing from reports the world over, The State of th...
STATE OF WORLDS CHILDREN 2000

The State of the World's Children 2000

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State of the World's Children
10 Dec 1999
The State of the World's Children 2000 seeks to fan the flame that burned so brilliantly a decade ago when world leaders adopted the Convention on the Rights of the Child in 1989. It summarizes the progress made over the last decade in meeting the goals established at the 1990 World Summit for Ch...
STATE OF WORLDS CHILDREN 1999

The State of the World's Children 1999

Education

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State of the World's Children
18 Dec 1998
'Education For All: Making the right a reality.' The State of the World's Children 1999 tells the stories of a world community that is unwilling to accept the consequences of illiteracy or the denial of the human right to a quality education. With the Convention on the Rights of the Child as a gu...
STATE OF WORLDS CHILDREN 1998

The State of the World's Children 1998

Focus on Nutrition

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State of the World's Children
9 Oct 1998
Sound nutrition can change children's lives, improve their physical and mental development, protect their health and lay a firm foundation for future productivity. This year's edition of The State of the World's Children 1998, focuses on the nearly 200 million children under the age of five, who ...
STATE OF WORLDS CHILDREN 1997

The State of the World's Children 1997

Focus on Child Labour

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State of the World's Children
9 Oct 1998
Each year, The State of the World's Children closely examines a key issue affecting children. The 1997 Report focuses on the controversial and emotional, as well as complex and challenging issue of child labour. It asserts that thoughtful and comprehensive attempts at solutions must be guided by ...