The rights of children and why they matter
The work of UNICEF in Azerbaijan.
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.