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Statistical Profiles: Commentary, 1995
This edition of The Progress of Nations records advances and set-backs in the struggle to reach the social development goals that were adopted by a majority of the world's nations at the 1990 World Summit for Children.
The overall goals, to be achieved by the end of the century, are summarized in the commentary for the year 2000.
Governments also accepted a series of intermediate or stepping-stone goals to be achieved by the end of 1995. These are set out below.
The main goals for 1995 are:
1. The raising of immunization coverage to at least 80%.
2. The elimination of neonatal tetanus.
3. A major reduction in measles deaths and cases.
4. The eradication of polio.
5. The achievement of 80% ORT use to combat diarrhoeal disease.
6. Support for breastfeeding through the baby-friendly hospital initiative and the ending of free and low-cost distribution of breastmilk substitutes.
7. The virtual elimination of vitamin A deficiency.
8. The universal iodization of salt.
9. The virtual elimination of guinea worm disease.
10. The universal ratification of the Convention on the Rights of the Child.
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