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UNICEF's Executive Director Carol Bellamy says that the best investment of all is in children. Giving children a good start in education and in health is an investment that is repaid many times as children grow to be adults, provide leadership in their communities and raise their own children.

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Building a World Fit for Children [PDF]

We the children [PDF]

“It’s not enough to give the child all he need monetarily but also to create an enabling environment which would protect the life, dreams, future of the world’s child…”
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Life expectancy for a child born in Japan in 2003: 82 years

Life expectancy for a child born in Zambia in 2003: 33 years
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