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UNICEF-IRC

The UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre has as its prime objectives to improve international understanding of the issues relating to children’s rights, to promote economic policies that advance the cause of children, and to help facilitate full implementation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child universally.

UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre
UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre
BUILDING THE FUTURE

Building the Future

Children and the Sustainable Development Goals in Rich Countries

Series:
Innocenti Report Card
20 Jun 2017
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) agreed by the international community in 2015 represent an ambitious effort to set a global agenda for development that is both equitable and sustainable, in social, economic and environmental terms. The earlier Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) prioriti...
BEST OF UNICEF RESEARCH 2016

Best of UNICEF Research 2016

8 Aug 2016
The Best of UNICEF competition identifies a number of studies that are assessed to be of particular merit on a number of criteria: in terms of the relevance and interest of the topic and findings; the rigour of their methodology; and the potential for impact, including lessons that could inform p...
FAIRNESS FOR CHILDREN: (S)

Equidad para los Ninos

Una tabla clasificatoria de la desigualdad respecto al bienestar infantil en los países ricos

Series:
Report card de Innocenti
14 Apr 2016
En este Report Card se describen las desigualdades en el bienestar infantil en 41 países de la Unión Europea (UE) y la Organización de Cooperación y Desarrollo Económicos (OCDE). Se examina la desigualdad en el extremo inferior de la distribución, es decir, la brecha entre los niños que se sitúan...
FAIRNESS FOR CHILDREN: (F)

Équité entre les enfants

Tableau de classement des inégalités de bien-être entre les enfants des pays riches

Series:
Bilan innocenti
14 Apr 2016
Ce Bilan présente une vue d’ensemble des inégalités de bien-être entre les enfants de 41 pays de l’Union européenne (UE) et de l’Organisation de coopération et de développement économiques (OCDE). Il se concentre sur les « inégalités dans la partie inférieure de la distribution », c’est-à-dire l’...
FAIRNESS FOR CHILDREN

Fairness for Children

A League Table of Inequality in Child Well-being in Rich Countries

Series:
Innocenti Report Card
9 May 2016
This Report Card presents an overview of inequalities in child well-being in 41 countries of the European Union (EU) and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). It focuses on ‘bottom-end inequality’ – the gap between children at the bottom and those in the middle – and ...
BEST OF UNICEF RESEARCH 2015

Best of UNICEF Research 2015

31 Dec 2015
The Best of UNICEF Research, now in its third year, showcases and recognizes high-quality, high-impact research being done in the organization. The intention of the project is to communicate that UNICEF is often engaged in supporting a range of cutting-edge research to improve the lives of childr...
FAMILY PARENTING SUPPORT POLICY

Family and Parenting Support

Policy and Provision in a Global Context

Series:
Insight Innocenti
18 Jun 2015
In keeping with the spirit of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, family and parenting support is increasingly recognized as an important part of national social policies and social investment packages aimed at reducing poverty, decreasing inequality and promoting positive parental and chi...
NINOS RECESION IMPACTO CRISIS

Los niños de la recesión

El impacto de la crisis económica en el bienestar infantil en los países ricos

Series:
Report card de Innocenti
20 Jan 2015
Los datos y observaciones en este Report Card Innocenti revelan una correlación fuerte y multifacética entre el impacto de la Gran Recesión en la economía nacional y una disminución en el bienestar de los niños desde 2008. Los niños sufren más, y van a sufrir las consecuencias más larga, en los p...
LES ENFANTS RECESSION IMPACT

Les enfants de la récession

Impact de la crise économique sur le bien-être des enfants dans les pays riches

Series:
Bilan innocenti
20 Jan 2015
Les données et observations de ce Bilan Innocenti révèlent des relations fortes et multiples entre l’impact de la Grande Récession sur les économies nationales et le déclin du bien-être des enfants depuis 2008. Les enfants souffrent plus et subissent des conséquences plus durables dans les pays o...
CHILDREN OF THE RECESSION

Children of the Recession

The Impact of the Economic Crisis on Child Well-being in Rich Countries

Series:
Innocenti Report Card
15 Dec 2014
The data and observations in this Innocenti Report Card reveal a strong and multifaceted correlation between the impact of the Great Recession on national economies and a decline in children’s well-being since 2008. Children are suffering most, and will bear the consequences longest, in countries...
CHALL CLIMATE CHANGE CHILD FRONT

The Challenges of Climate Change

Children on the Front Line

10 Jun 2014
Children are among the greatest victims of a warming world, but they are also the most powerful protagonists for change. In the midst of global debates, differing opinions, scientific facts and climatic uncertainties, this book seeks to apply children’s perspectives, viewing the future from their...
BEST INTEREST THE CHILD INTER

The Best Interests of the Child in Intercountry Adoption

8 Jul 2014
There is universal agreement, embedded in international human rights law, that the best interests of the child should be a primary consideration in any decisions made about a child’s future. In the case of adoption, which represents one of the most far-reaching and definitive decisions that could...
CHILD WELL BEING IN RICH CTRIES

Child Well-being in Rich Countries

A Comparative Overview

Series:
Innocenti Report Card
7 May 2013
Part One of this report presents a league table of child well-being in 29 of the world's advanced economies. Part Two looks at what children say about their own well-being (including a league table of children’s life satisfaction). Part Three examines changes in child well-being in advanced econo...
CHAMPIONING CHILDREN

Championing Children's Rights

A Global Study of Independent Human Rights Institutions for Children

22 Oct 2013
Independent institutions bring an explicit child focus to traditional adult-oriented governance systems. Acting as direct mechanisms for accountability, they fill gaps in checks and balances and make sure that the impact of policy and practice on children’s rights is understood and recognized. At...
MEASURING CHILD PROVERTY

Measuring Child Poverty

New League Tables of Child Poverty in the World's Rich Countries

Series:
Innocenti Report Card
13 Jun 2012
The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) - Innocenti Research Centre Report Card series provokes debate on child well-being in wealthy countries. It provides an important tool to address critical issues affecting disadvantaged children in the industrialized world. Since 2000, the Centre has re...
DYNAMIQUE CHANGEMENT SOCIAL

La Dynamique du Changement Social

Vers L'abandon de L'excision/Mutilation Génitale Féminine dans Cinq pays Africains

Series:
Insight Innocenti
2 Mar 2011
Après avoir procédé à l’analyse de la dynamique sociale qui sous-tend l’éradication de l’excision et mutilation génitale féminine (E/MGF) dans cinq pays - l’Égypte, l’Éthiopie, le Kenya, le Sénégal et le Soudan - cet Innocenti Insight se propose de promouvoir l’élaboration de mesures politiques e...
CHILDREN LEFT BEHIND

The Children Left Behind

A League Table of Inequality in Child Well-being in the World's Rich Countries

Series:
Innocenti Report Card
8 Feb 2011
Report Card 9 The Children Left Behind presents a first overview of inequalities in child well-being for 24 Member States of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development. The Report Card focuses on the relative gap between children in the bottom of the distribution with those occupyi...
PROTECTING CHILDREN FROM VIOLE

Protecting Children from Violence in Sport

A Review with a Focus on Industrialized Countries

2 Aug 2010
The importance of protecting children from all forms of abuse, exploitation and neglect in the context of play and sport has emerged into widened awareness in recent years, as highlighted by the United Nations Study on Violence against Children and raised in the media and other forums. Following ...
CHILDREN & TRUTH COMMISSIONS

Children and Truth Commissions

5 Oct 2010
In collaboration with the International Center for Transitional Justice (ICTJ), UNICEF IRC is reviewing the experiences and good practices of children’s involvement in post-conflict truth commissions. The study analyses lessons learned and recommends steps to promote children’s full and effective...
PAUVRETE DES ENFANTS EN PERSPECTIV

La pauvreté des enfants en perspective

Vue d'ensemble du bien être des enfants dans les pays riches - Une évaluation la plus complète à ce jour, de la vie et du bien-être des enfants et des adolescents dans les pays économiquement avancés

Series:
Bilan innocenti
25 Oct 2008
SOUTH ASIA IN ACTION PREVENTING

South Asia in Action

Preventing and Responding to Child Trafficking - Analysis of Anti-trafficking Initiatives in the Region

Series:
Insight Innocenti
3 Dec 2009
Addressing the human cost and practical challenges imposed by child trafficking in South Asia, governments in the region, along with partners, have in recent years undertaken a range of initiatives grounded in the principles of child rights. This Innocenti Insight presents an analysis of anti-tra...
NOT THERE YET

Not There Yet

Canada's Implementation of the General Measures of the Convention on the Rights of the Child

3 Dec 2009
This case study forms a component of Innocenti Research Centre's (IRC) research on the implementation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child. This wider project has examined law reform and the implementation of the Convention in 62 countries. In-depth case studies of countries in different ...
CHILD TRAFFICKING IN EUROPE

Child Trafficking in Europe

A Broad Vision to Put Children First

8 Dec 2009
Within and across borders in Europe, children are trafficked into a variety of exploitative situations, violating their human rights and threatening their survival and development. This report assesses the legal, policy and implementation frameworks in place to address child trafficking in the re...
TRAFFICKING FOR SEXUAL EXPLIOTATIO

Trafficking for Sexual Exploitation and other Exploitative Purposes

20 Jun 2009
This report on the protection of children from commercial sexual exploitation and trafficking is comprised of an introduction to the topic and then examines law and policy on child trafficking in South Asia. The research initiative is particularly focused on South Asia. Included in the preliminar...
UN HUMAN RGHTS STANDARDS &

UN Human Rights Standards and Mechanisms to Combat Violence against Children

A Contribution to the UN Secretary General’s Study on Violence against Children

20 Jun 2009
The Convention on the Rights of the Child, adopted in 1989, is the most widely ratified international human rights instrument. In spite of this wide acceptance, children continue to be routinely subject to many forms of violence. This publication is aimed to evoke the human rights framework set o...
BIRTH REGISTRATION: RIGHT FROM THE

Birth Registration

Right from the Start

Series:
Innocenti Digest
20 Jun 2009
This Digest looks at birth registration, a fundamental human right that opens the door to other rights, including education and health care, participation and protection. It explains why the births of more than 50 million babies go unregistered every year. In legal terms, these children do not ex...
CHILDREN & DISABILITY IN TRANSIT

Children and Disability in Transition in CEE/CIS and Baltic States

Series:
Insight Innocenti
20 Jun 2009
This Innocenti Insight looks at how children with disabilities and their families fare in the rapidly changing environment of this wide region, since transition in the early 1980’s. It builds upon the significant body of research and policy reflections accrued at the UNICEF Innocenti Research Cen...