"Education For All: Making the right a reality." The State of the World's Children 1999 tells the stories of a world community that is unwilling to accept the consequences of illiteracy or the denial of the human right to a quality education. With the Convention on the Rights of the Child as a guiding framework, governments, policy makers, educators, community leaders, parents and children themselves are advancing an education revolution; their goal, "Education For All." This report addresses the challenges encountered and the efforts and progress made by the international community as it strives to reach this goal. The eight statistical tables in this report profile 193 countries. The countries are measured by basic indicators, nutritional status, health status, educational levels, demographics, economic indicators, the status of women and the rate of progress on major indicators since 1960. The State of the World's Children 1999 proposes that education is one of the best investments a country can make in order to prosper.