The situation of children

UNICEF in Bangladesh

Goals and commitments


Millennium Development Goals

© UNICEF Bangladesh/2006/Noorani
91 per cent of primary-school-aged girls are enrolled in school.

The objectives of the Country Programme 2006-2010 support UNICEF and the Government’s commitment to meet the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

Click on the goals below to see UNICEF’s targets for Bangladesh in support of the MDGs.

 Goal 1: Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger
  • Reduce micronutrient deficiencies among vulnerable children in selected underachieving districts.
  • Increase access to improved health and basic education services in underserved areas, focusing on children from poor urban communities and the Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT).


 Goal 2: Achieve universal primary education


 Goal 3: Promote gender equality and empower women


 Goal 4: Reduce child mortality


 Goal 5: Improve maternal health


 Goal 6: Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases


 Goal 7: Ensure environmental sustainability


 Goal 8: Develop a Global Partnership for Development

© UNICEF Bangladesh/2008/Naser Siddique
80 per cent of people in Bangladesh drink water from improved sources.

UNICEF continues to monitor the situation and rights of children in Bangladesh to better achieve the MDGs and implement the Convention on the Rights of the Child.



For every child
Health, Education, Equality, Protection