The rights of children and why they matter

The work of UNICEF in Azerbaijan.

A former street child at the “Umid Yeri” Center for the Street Children.
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Highlights

The situation of children in Azerbaijan has improved considerably in recent years. One of the reasons for this progress has been the country’s economic growth which contributed to a sharp drop in poverty rates. While in 2001 almost half of the population (49.6%) lived below the poverty line, only one in twenty people (5%), and even less children, lived in poverty in 2013.1 As a result, today, more children have better opportunities
to realise their rights.

A former street child at the “Umid Yeri” Center for the Street Children.

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