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Published annually, the UNICEF State of the World's Children provides an authoritative review of the situation of children in the world today and includes a series of detailed statistical tables on the circumstances of women and children in every country.
The State of the World's Children 1996 is the first in the series to be published on the World Wide Web, and comes with a Press Summary, and news features and graphics on children in war:
In addition, the UK Committee for UNICEF offers two Movie clips, Children in War, on how youngsters are recruited into several modern armies and militias, and Puppets for Peace, in which children in Burundi learn reconciliation and harmony from some fantastic figures. Also available are two RealAudio clips, UNICEF Executive Director Carol Bellamy's statement on the Anti-war Agenda, and an address by Graça Machel, former First Lady of Mozambique, who now chairs a United Nations study on the impact of war on children.
As UNICEF marks the beginning of its 50th year, there is also a look at Key dates and how the organization is helping countries in Keeping the promise to the world's children made by leaders at the 1990 World Summit for Children, with significant achievements noted in the last Thirty-five years of progress.
A hard copy of the report, published by Oxford University Press, can be purchased from RPPL, DH-49B, UNICEF, 3 UN Plaza, New York, NY 10017, USA, Fax: (212) 755-1449, or from any UNICEF office or National Committee for UNICEF. The price is $10.95 in USA and £5.95 net in UK. Payment by cheque only.