Press release

Women in the world's least developed countries are 300 times more likely to die in childbirth or from pregnancy-related complications than women in developed countries, according to UNICEF's latest State of the World's Children report, released here today.

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Country examples

The main points of The State of the World's Children 2009 report summarized for journalists.

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Fast facts

The main economic and social indicators from The State of the World's Children 2009 report compiled by region for ease of reference.

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Video News Package

SOWC: Investing in a Continuum of Care for Mothers

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