UNICEF at 40 years
In the 15 years remaining in this century, can we break the habit of neglect and put in its place an ethos of caring?
For 40 years, UNICEF and its partners everywhere have tried to place children at the forefront of human concerns. But in spite of all the protestations, children are not yet where they should be. In many countries, health, food, education, the things children need, are last, not first, on the list of priorities. We and our many partners in governments, the UN family, UNICEF National Committees, non-governmental organizations, and men and women of goodwill everywhere, must redouble our efforts. After 40 years, the child still has something to ask of us.