Annual Report 2010 highlights UNICEF’s contributions to achieving the MDGs in 2010 by providing assistance towards improving children’s health, expanding access to quality education and protecting children’s rights in more than 150 countries and territories, including in places of crisis. The report emphasizes how UNICEF is reorienting its programming to more closely target and meet the rights and needs of the most deprived and marginalized children to achieve greater progress with equity.
The State of the World’s Children 2011: Adolescence – An Age of Opportunity examines the global state of adolescents; outlines the challenges they face in health, education, protection and participation; and explores the risks and vulnerabilities of this pivotal stage. The report highlights the singular opportunities that adolescence offers, both for adolescents themselves and for the societies they live in. The accumulated evidence demonstrates that investing in adolescents' second decade is our best hope of breaking the intergenerational cycle of poverty and inequity and of laying the foundation for a more peaceful, tolerant and equitable world.
2011 Humanitarian Action for Children provides an overview of projected humanitarian needs for 2011 in 32 countries and territories, and 6 regions. This latest edition also examines how UNICEF, through its humanitarian action, aims to foster resilience at the individual, community and institutional levels.
After decades of conflict, four years into a regional peace accord, school enrolment in Southern Sudan shot up, and children – including hundreds of thousands of girls, who were previously excluded – swarmed into overcrowded classrooms. The government’s priority in moving forward is improving quality, so that schools like Buluk A Basic School can become child-friendly schools.
The child-friendly school (CFS) model has emerged as UNICEF's signature means to advocate for and promote quality education for every girl and boy.
Ensuring human rights key to educating children in conflict zones
UNICEF Radio moderator Amy Costello talks to Mary Robinson, President of Mary Robinson Foundation–Climate Justice and former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights on ensuring children's rights in conflict zones.