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Matrix: UNICEF Focus Areas and the Millennium Agenda

Though the Millennium Development Goals set by United Nations States in 2000 are for all humankind, they are primarily about children.

Six of the eight goals relate directly to children and UNICEF's work is central to meeting them.

UNICEF’s work can be grouped into five main strategic areas.

Together, they make a difference for children by supporting implementation of the Millennium Summit Declaration and the world’s work toward the Goals. Of the 48 indicators of progress toward the Goals, UNICEF is chiefly responsible for progress in 13.

The Millennium Agenda
and UNICEF’s Focus Areas 2006-2009

Millennium Summit Declaration and Millennium Development Goals

Organizational Focus Areas for UNICEF's Medium-Term Strategic Plan 2006-2009

Goal 1: Poverty and hunger

Young Child Survival and Development; Policy Analysis, Advocacy and Partnerships for Children's Rights

Goal 2: Universal primary education

Basic Education and Gender Equality; Policy Analysis, Advocacy and Partnerships for Children's Rights

Goal 3: Gender equality and empowerment of women

Basic Education and Gender Equality; Policy Analysis, Advocacy and Partnerships for Children's Rights

Goal 4: Child mortality

Young Child Survival and Development; HIV/AIDS and Children; Policy Analysis, Advocacy and Partnerships for Children's Rights; Child Protection

Goal 5: Maternal health

Young Child Survival and Development; HIV/AIDS and Children; Policy Analysis, Advocacy and Partnerships for Children's Rights

Goal 6: HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases

HIV/AIDS and Children; Young Child Survival and Development; Child Protection; Policy Analysis, Advocacy and Partnerships for Children's Rights

Goal 7: Environmental sustainability

Water and Sanitation; Young Child Survival and Development; Policy Analysis, Advocacy and Partnerships for Children's Rights

Goal 8: Global partnership for development

All five organizational focus areas

Millennium Summit Declaration Section 6 - Protecting the vulnerable

Child Protection; HIV/AIDS and Children; Policy Analysis, Advocacy and Partnerships for Children's Rights

Additional Resources

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Child-friendly Millennium Development Goals