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UNICEF India Country Office Annual Report 2010

The year 2010 has ended on a high note with the visit of Executive Director in December. It offered a great opportunity to present the challenges India faces in  achieving equity and social inclusion, at the same time some remarkable initiatives such as the Village Health and Nutrition Day, which reaches out to women and children in villages and offers integrated services every month.

The midterm review of the 2008-2012 Government of India (GoI)-UNICEF Country Programme took place in May. It was reconfirmed that interventions to ensure young child survival and development will continue to focus on accelerating reduction of undernutrition and neonatal, infant and maternal mortality; improving hygiene and sanitation; and eradicating polio.

Also ensured will be protective environment for children through Education, Child Protection and HIV Programmes. Two areas of emphasis will be adolescent girls, to help  break the intergenerational cycle of multiple deprivations, and equity and inclusion by design, to support the reduction of disparities and exclusion.

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Important Reports Released During the Year

Learning From Practice
Strategies for Promoting Equity and Inclusion

These case studies document the importance and the challenges of making public services responsive to those denied opportunities on account of their identity – whether based on gender, caste or tribe – and on account of the debilitating impacts of economic deprivation which often push families to burden children with responsibilities that are not commensurate with their age or their rights.


Inclusion By Design
UNICEF India’s Approach To Equity

Social Inclusion is a central pillar of the India Country Office’s (ICO) current Country Programme (2008-2012). This focus is consistent with the thrust of the United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF, 2008-2012) and the theme of ‘inclusive growth’ articulated in India’s 11th Five Year Plan (2008-2012).


Who Cares for the Child ?
Gender and the Care Regime in India

Meeting the care needs of society is fundamental to the fulfillment of human rights, especially of women, children and the elderly. the care that children receive from their parents and other family members contributes significantly to their healthy development and growth. similarly, the well-being of the aged and the elderly as well as the sick depends upon the care they receive from other members of the family and society. inevitably, however, responsibility for care giving falls on women.


Inclusive Classroom, Social Inclusion/Exclusion and Diversity

The report Inclusive Classroom, Social Inclusion/Exclusion and Diversity: Perspectives, Policies and Practices has sought to explore, identify and discuss key issues and challenges, and suggest inputs that need to be addressed by  policymakers and practitioners to promote inclusive classrooms, ensure meaningful and successful school participation, and enhance the learning achievements of children from diverse backgrounds.


Right to Education Frequently Asked Questions

The passing of the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act 2009 marks a historic moment for children of India. This Act serves as a building block to ensure that every child has his or her right to get a quality elementary education.


Operating Perinatal Referral Transport Services in Rural India

An effective perinatal referral transport service in rural India that enables a pregnant woman in difficulty to reach a facility at which she and her baby can receive appropriate care, is critical in preventing maternal deaths in India. There are a number of emergency or referral transport (RT) services currently offering transport to women with obstetric emergencies in rural India.


Community Movement for Sanitation and Dignity



For every child
Health, Education, Equality, Protection