The year 2004 was full of challenges and achievements in the effort to make health, education and protection and reality for children everywhere. The UNICEF Annual Report 2004 highlights our work with partners in 157 countries worldwide. It puts the spotlight on key achievements in each of our priority areas: girls’ education, early childhood development, immunization plus, HIV/AIDS and child protection; also addressed are the threats to children brought on by some of the natural and man-made emergencies that unfolded in 2004, as well as UNICEF’s response.
The report includes information on the many kinds of partnerships that sustain our work for children. It also provides a summary of UNICEF income and expenditure in 2004, as well as organizational highlights in the areas of UN reform, supply, human resources and information technology.