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Early child survival

Meeting the child survival challenge
22 January 2008: 'The State of the World’s Children' 2008 proposes key strategies to reduce under-five mortality by 2015.
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Children and AIDS: A call to action
17 April 2007: In 2007, 25 years into the epidemic, children are still largely missing from the global HIV/AIDS agenda.
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The life cycle of girls: Primary school years
6 March 2007: Part II of IV: Education is essential for the elimination of discrimination and violence against girls and women.
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The life cycle of girls: Early childhood
6 March 2007: Part I of IV: Despite significant gains, girls and women continue to face unique challenges and threats throughout their life cycle.
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UNICEF at 60: Children and the MDGs 2000-06
4 December 2006: Part V of V: Children are at the heart of the United Nations’ eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
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UNICEF at 60: Recognizing child rights 1990-99
27 November 2006: Part IV of V: The Convention on the Rights of the Child becomes international law, establishing State obligations to children.
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UNICEF at 60: Child survival 1980-89
20 November 2006: Part III of V: UNICEF launches the ‘Child Survival Revolution’ with low-cost health interventions that save millions of lives.
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UNICEF at 60: The development decades 1960-79
13 November 2006: Part II of V: UNICEF joins the UN-led partnership to jumpstart global development.
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UNICEF at 60: An agency for children 1946-59
6 November 2006: I of V: On 11 December 1946, the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund – UNICEF – is created.
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MDG4: Reducing child mortality
15 September 2006: Millennium Development Goal 4 aims, by 2015, to reduce by two-thirds the mortality rate among children under five.
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Progress for Children 2006: Nutrition
2 May 2006: Good nutrition is the cornerstone of health – and vital to achieving the Millennium Development Goals.
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Bangladesh immunizes 35 million against measles
18 April 2006: Bangladesh reports that 99 per cent of children under 10 were vaccinated against measles in a major immunization campaign.
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Drought in southern Somalia
9 February 2006: Children in Somalia have already survived war, hunger, floods and forced dislocation.
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Drought in northern Kenya
7 February 2006: More than 8 million people face starvation and disease in drought-stricken East Africa and the Horn.
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The rights of the child - II of II
21 December 2005: Since its adoption, countries have created national laws to help implement The Convention on the Rights of the Child.
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Excluded & invisible
14 December 2005: The State of the World’s Children 2006 focuses on the millions for whom global commitments remain unfulfilled.
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Progress for Children: Immunization saves lives
29 September 2005: Recapturing lost momentum is vital if reducing under-five mortality by two-thirds by 2015 – MDG 4 – is to be achieved.
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Children of the Islamic world
20 September 2005: The OIC, ISESCO and UNICEF call for a greater investment in the children of the Islamic world.
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Health & nutrition in Darfur's camps
9 June 2005: UNICEF supports health & nutrition services for children and women in camps hosting some 1.8 million people.
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90 days after: UNICEF response to the tsunami
23 Mar. 2005: Ninety days after the tsunami, UNICEF merges child-focused relief with long-term rehabilitation.
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Aceh: First days after the tsunami
16 Feb. 2005: Recovery begins in Indonesia’s Aceh Province, the area which bore the brunt of the tsunami disaster.
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Football legend David Beckham in Sierra Leone
14 February 2008: UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador David Beckham travelled to Sierra Leone to draw attention to the issue of child survival.
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