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The Report of the High Level Meeting on Cooperation for Child Rights in the Asia-Pacific Region
Publication year: March 2011
Language: English

The High Level Meeting on Cooperation for Child Rights in the Asia-Pacific Region was held in Beijing, China in November 2010.  The Meeting aimed to advance key issues surrounding the realization of child rights in the region through greater South-South cooperation. The 28 participating countries agreed to increase cooperation to ensure practical measures for child-friendly disaster risk reduction were integrated into community-based efforts.  They also agreed that building and strengthening national child protection systems was an area where there was considerable scope to learn from each other.  Click to read the full report.

 



The State of the World's Children 2011
Publication year: February 2011
Language: English

The State of the World's Children 2011 invited adult and adolescent contributors from a variety of stakeholder groups to give their perspectives on the distinct challenges adolescents face today in protection, education, health and participation. This report catalogues, in heart-wrenching detail, the array of dangers adolescents face: the injuries that kill 400,000 of them each year; early pregnancy and childbirth, a primary cause of death for teenage girls; the pressures that keep 70 million adolescents out of school; exploitation, violent conflict and the worst kind of abuse at the hands of adults. Click to read the report and its executive summary.

 


Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey 2009 (Democratic People’s Republic of Korea)
Publication year: December 2010
Language: English

MICS is an international household survey programme developed by UNICEF. The DPR Korea MICS was conducted as part of the fourth global round of MICS (MICS4). MICS provides up-to-date information on the situation of children and women and measures key indicators that allow countries to monitor progress towards the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and other internationally agreed-upon commitments. Click to download the report.

A special report on a new study by UNICEF shows that an equity-focused approach to child survival and development is the most practical and cost-effective way of meeting the health Millennium Development Goals for children. Click to download the report.

 

Publication year: 2010
Publisher: UNICEF
Languages: English

The Report presents evidence of disparities across a range of key indicators, including between developing and industrial nations, between richest and poorest quintiles within nations, between rural and urban populations, and between boys and girls. Key findings include: · An equity-focused approach improves returns on investment, averting many more child and maternal deaths and episodes of stunting than the alternative. · Using the equity approach, a US $1 million investment in reducing under-five deaths in a low-income, high-mortality country would avert an estimated 60% more deaths than the current approach. · Because national burdens of disease, ill health and illiteracy are concentrated in the most impoverished child populations, providing these children with essential services can greatly accelerate progress towards the MDGs and reduce disparities within nations.  Click to download the full report.

 


How Thai media Presents News about Children
Publication year: 2009
Publisher: UNICEF Thailand
Languages: English

The press and television remain the two main sections of the mass media with the most extensive reach and power to penetrate seamlessly and effectively into everyday life of Thai population. Such a situation provides a context for the study of news coverage of children in newspapers and television. It is hoped that the study will shed some light on the present situation and provide base-line data for further in-depth study on the subject of child rights and the media in the country. Click to read the report and its baseline presentation.


The State of The World’s Children Report (2010): Celebrating 20 years of the Convention on the Rights of the Child
Publication year: 2009
Publisher: UNICEF 
Languages: English

The Convention on the Rights of the Child stands as a universal standard for building a better world – a world in which the best interests of children are a primary concern of all. The challenge for the next 20 years is to build on the progress already achieved, working together to reach those children who are still being denied their rights to survival, development, protection and participation. Click to read the full report and its executive summary.

 


Progress for Children
Publication year: 2009
Publisher: UNICEF 
Languages: English

It is now two decades since the landmark Convention on the Rights of the Child was adopted. As we mark its 20th anniversary this year, this edition of Progress for Children provides key information on child protection. While progress has been made, each child still suffering must inspire us to greater urgency until the Convention’s protections extend to every child, everywhere. Click to download the full report.



The State of Asia-Pacific's Children 2008
Publication year: 2008
Publisher: UNICEF East Asia & Pacific
Languages: English

The report underscores a disturbing trend across the region: public health expenditure remains well below the world average on 5.1 per cent, with South Asia spending only 1.1 per cent of GDP and 1.9 per cent being spent in the rest of Asia-Pacific.   In addition, as more services within countries are privatized and the government share of health budgets diminishes, public facilities become more run down and health workers leave for better paid jobs in the private sector or outside the country. Click to download the full report.

The State of the World’s Children Report 2009
The State of the World’s Children2009 focuses on maternal and neonatal health and identifies the interventions and actions that must be scaled up to save lives. Most maternal and neonatal deaths can be averted through proven interventions...

The State of the World’s Children 2008: Child Survival
The State of the World’s Children2009 focuses on maternal and neonatal health and identifies the interventions and actions that must be scaled up to save lives. Most maternal and neonatal deaths can be averted through proven interventions...

The State of the World's Children 2007
The State of the World's Children 2007 examines the discrimination and disempowerment women face throughout their lives - and outlines what must be done to eliminate gender discrimination and empower women and girls.

Children’s rights and culture in the Pacific
More than many other parts of the world, the Pacific Islands remain a rich mosaic of different cultural identities, languages and traditions. For the people of these island nation states, the value of community structures in shaping identities and....

UNICEF Pacific At A Glance
This brochure gives readers and partners a bird’s eye view of UNICEF’spriorities and how the agency will work with partners to support governmentdevelopment strategies, with a special focus on improving the survival,development, protection and...

Result of nation-wide survey on the family in Viet Nam
This is the first large-scale nation-wide survey carried out in the country focusing on the four main issues of family relations, family values and norms, family economics and family welfare. It stands apart from previous surveys with its more diverse...

Situation review of children in ASEAN: A report by UNICEF to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations
This document provides an overview of the situation of children in South-East Asia. Divided intochapters focused on each of the key critical components to meeting our child rights obligations, itseeks to review the situation .....

7th East Asia and the Pacific Ministerial Consultation on Children
At the opening session of the 7th East Asia and the Pacific Ministerial Consultation on Children, held here 23 - 25 March 2005, UNICEF Executive Director Carol Bellamy called on participating countries to do more to tackle the growing disparities facing..

 

 
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