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This 11th edition of Progress for Children presents the latest data to monitor progress both against Millennium Development Goal targets and toward narrowing gaps of unequal access and opportunity.
It highlights achievements, for example, in decreasing child mortality, reducing extreme poverty, improving nutrition, preventing mother-to-child transmission of HIV, increasing primary school enrolment and improving access to clean water.
But there is another part of the story. Despite substantial successes, development efforts in the past 15 years have failed to reach millions of the world’s most vulnerable children, to whom we owe our greatest efforts. The report shows where global and regional gains have been exceptional but also where gaps have narrowed, remained unchanged or widened since 1990. In doing so, it spotlights where attention and action must now be aimed in order to reach the most vulnerable and achieve sustainable growth.
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UNICEF Annual Report 2014 outlines UNICEF’s efforts last year to realize the rights of every child, especially the most disadvantaged, and break the intergenerational cycle of inequity and poverty. In 2014, UNICEF programmes helped millions of children to be nourished and healthy, to learn, to be protected and safe. It was a year of high points – including the 25th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child – and a year of crises in which UNICEF responded to 300 emergency situations in 98 countries. Throughout the year, UNICEF worked to advance the global conversation on children and equity.
The report also highlights the generosity and commitment of UNICEF’s government and private-sector partners against the backdrop of a rapidly changing funding environment. While the report includes extensive financial data, however, its real bottom line is not about numbers. Instead it is about the children UNICEF reached and those who remain in need. Focusing first and most intently on the girls and boys left furthest behind – an equity-based approach – was at the heart of UNICEF’s work in 2014.
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This report from A Promise Renewed – a global partnership initiative aimed at ending preventable child and maternal deaths – features updates and analyses of global, regional and national child mortality levels and trends. It also provides current information on causes of child and maternal deaths, and coverage of key interventions to prevent them, as well as projections for the 2015−2030 period. The report highlights impressive progress towards our commitment to increase child survival during the Millennium Development Goals era, which has saved the lives of some 48 million children under the age of 5 since 2000. Finally, it calls for intensified action in the context of the Sustainable Development Goals.: GO TO PUBLICATION