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Photo: Kurdish girl. Iraq, 1997. Copyright Sebastiao Salgado/Amazonas
Photo: Kurdish girl. Iraq, 1997. Copyright Sebastiao Salgado/Amazonas

This page is background information, last updated in May 2002 and still available for reference. For the latest on the Special Session on Children, please go to the Special Session index.

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We the Children

Meeting the promises of the World Summit for Children

We the ChildrenWe the Children: Meeting the promises of the World Summit for Children [ pdf (980 KB) full text] is a landmark report issued by UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan. The report assesses the progress made in meeting the commitments made to the children around the globe at the 1990 World Summit for Children. It also includes best practices and lessons learned, obstacles to progress, and a plan of action for building a world fit for children.

This report is an adapted and abridged version of the Secretary-General's report We the Children: End-decade review of the follow-up to the World Summit for Children (A/S-27/3) [ word (2.6 MB) or pdf (975 KB) ], which was released in May 2001. Some of the data has been updated.

The accompanying Statistical Review [ pdf (4.1 MB) ] to the adapted report presents the most recent data on children's rights and well-being and is based on an exhaustive 150-country data collection effort, the largest such endeavour ever.

We the Children will be particularly useful to policy-makers, researchers, journalists and students as a reference tool and a study of the progress that can be achieved through goal-oriented development planning.

Visit http://www.childinfo.org to search UNICEF's key statistical databases offering detailed country-specific information.

 

Full report

We the Children: Meeting the promises of the World Summit for Children [pdf, 980 KB]

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Statistics

Full Statistical Review [pdf, 4.1 MB]

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Statistics by parts [pdf, 100-350 KB]:

 

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