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The State of the World’s Children 2013: Children with Disabilities

The State of the World’s Children 2013: Children with Disabilities examines the barriers – from inaccessible buildings to dismissive attitudes, from invisibility in official statistics to vicious discrimination – that deprive children with disabilities of their rights and keep them from participating fully in society.

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The State of the World’s Children 2012: Children in an Urban World

More than half of the world’s 7 billion people now live in urban areas. What does this mean for children? UNICEF has dedicated the 2012 edition of its flagship report, The State of the World’s Children, to the situation of children growing up in urban settings. The report reveals, not all children are benefiting from urban expansion.

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The State of the World’s Children 2011: Adolescence – An Age of Opportunity

'The State of the World's Children 2011 – Adolescence: An Age of Opportunity,' UNICEF's flagship report, focuses on the development and rights of more than a billion children aged 10 to 19 worldwide.

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The State of the World's Children 2010: Child Rights

On 20 November 1989, the United Nations adopted the Convention on the Rights of the Child. To commemorate this landmark, UNICEF is dedicating a special edition of its flagship report, The State of the World’s Children, to child rights. The report addresses the progress made in the last 20 years and the role the Convention can fulfill moving forward into the future.

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The State of the World's Children 2009: Maternal and Newborn Health

The SOWC 2009 examines critical issues in maternal and newborn health, underscoring the need to establish a comprehensive continuum of care for mothers, newborns and children. The report outlines paradigms in health programming and policies for mothers and newborns, and explores policies, programmes and partnerships aimed at improving maternal and neonatal health.

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The State of Asia-Pacific’s Children 2008

The State of Asia-Pacific’s Children 2008 is a regional edition of UNICEF’s The SOWC2008 report. Complementary to the global report, it examines child survival in Asia-Pacific and highlights the need to place child health at the heart of the region’s development and human rights agenda. It also outlines programmes, policies and partnerships that can accelerate progress towards the MDGs.

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The State of the World's Children 2008: Women and Children - Child Survival

The SOWC 2008 assesses the state of child survival and primary health care for mothers, newborns and children today. These issues serve as barometers of a country’s development and wellbeing and as evidence of its priorities and values. Investing in the health of children, their mothers is a human rights imperative and one of the surest ways for a country to set its course towards a better future.


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The State of the World's Children 2007

The SOWC 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. It looks at the status of women today, discusses how gender equality will move all the Millennium Development Goals forward.


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Progress for Children Report: A Statistical Review December 2007

In 2006, for the first time, the number of children in the world dying before their fifth birthday fell below 10 million, to 9.7 million. South Asia contributed to 3.1 million of under five deaths and India, 2.1 million. India therefore contributes to about 21 per cent of the global burden of child deaths.


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Barriers to Services for Children with HIV Positive Parents

A qualitative research ‘Barrier’s to services for children with HIV positive parents’ in six high prevalence states in the country by UNICEF generated evidence that there is widespread stigma against families, especially children from affected families, which also leads to lesser number of people accessing services or seek information.


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The State of the World's Children 2006 - Excluded and Invisible

The SOWC 2006 is a sweeping assessment of the world's most vulnerable children, whose rights to a safe and healthy childhood are exceptionally difficult to protect. It describes in detail how these children - poor, exploited and abused - are being ignored, growing up beyond the reach of development campaigns and often invisible in everything from public debate and legislation to statistics...


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International Learning Exchange In Water, Sanitation and Hygiene

Unsafe water, lack of basic sanitation and poor hygiene has a direct correlation with infant and child mortality causing threats of lingering malnutrition. Globally every year 1.5 million children under 5 years of age lose their lives due to diarrhoea; more than a quarter of those deaths occur in India alone. The International Learning Exchange (ILE) was held from 13 to 23 November 2006.


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Child Budgeting in India

Even though children below 18 years constitute 40 per cent of India's population and the future of the nation, development indicators continue to show slow progress towards securing their welfare. Despite a booming economy, investments in development are insufficient and also are not yielding changes rapidly enough. 'Child Budgeting' represents an important policy analytical tool.


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Building Back Better for Children

This report covers the first year of UNICEF India’s 2005 to 2007 action plan to support the Government of India and partners in building back better for children after the 26 December 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami. The results achieved for children in the states of Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Kerala and the Andaman and Nicobar Islands reflected the collaborative effort between the GoI, UNICEF.


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Investing in Children and Adolescents

Guaranteeing the rights of children and adolescents not only implies legal and moral responsibility but also has implications for economic and social policies, and consequently, for allocation of a financial resources. While advocating for greater social investment, UNICEF also promotes best practices in public sector management to ensure that social investment decisions have a positive impact.


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Progress for Children: A report card on water and sanitation (No. 5)

A qualitative research ‘Barrier’s to services for children with HIV positive parents’ in six high prevalence states in the country by UNICEF generated evidence that there is widespread stigma against families, especially children from affected families, which also leads to lesser number of people accessing services or seek information.
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Millennium Development Goals

India is currently making efforts to eradicate extreme poverty and hunger with sustainable access to safe drinking water in the country and basic sanitation in urban areas. Considering the vastness and complexities of our nation, present achievement is remarkable. This status report on Millennium Development Goals for India is first of its kind to evaluate India’s achievements.


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The Evolving Capacities of the child

The concept of the ‘evolving capacities’ of the child was introduced for the first time in the Convention on the Rights of the Child. It recognizes children as active agents in their own lives, entitled to be listened to, respected and granted increasing autonomy in the exercise of rights, while also being entitled to protection from putting them prematurely to bear full responsibilities.


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Wheel of Change

In past few years, children and young people’s participation has been the subject of considerable interest. Children need spaces which reflect their age and abilities, acknowledge the competing demands on their time, and their differing expectations and needs. This document speaks about the significant developments that have taken place over recent years at the regional level.


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Promoting Children’s Participation in Democratic Decision Making

In recent years ‘child participation’ has gained focus at local and international level, in a wide range of contexts, in countries throughout the world. National and local governments, UN Agencies, international and national NGOs, community groups and schools have begun to explore what we mean by consultation, participation, partnership and empowerment of children.


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Mapping India's Children

India is home to the largest number of children in the world. Millions more are born every year, far more than in any other country. But what distinguishes India is not
merely the sheer numbers, but rather the intricate and complex pattern of differences that emerges through gender, caste and geography.


 

 

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