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The children

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The children

This region`s children and young people are dynamic, resourceful, eager to shake their past legacies and influence global trends. UNICEF works with governments, civil society and the private sector to ensure a more equitable future for children.

The CRC defines everybody under the age of 18 as a child, including teenagers. World leaders agreed that children and adolescents up to this age should have a special convention to ensure that they receive the special care and protection they need. By signing the convention, governments also recognized that the human rights apply entirely to children.

 Total population (2009)  : 404,153,000 
 Population under 18 (2009)  : 96,724,000
 Population under 5 (2009)  : 26,876,000

All data is from State of the World`s Children 2011.

Updated on 19 March, 2011



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