New Year’s Babies: Over 2200 children will be born in Ghana on New Year’s Day - UNICEF
With the calendar flipping to 2021, UNICEF dedicates its 75th year to reimagining a better world for children.
ACCRA-GHANA, 1 January 2021 – An estimated 2227 babies will be born in Ghana on New Year’s Day, according to UNICEF.
As the calendar turns to 2021, UNICEF is again celebrating the new lives being brought into the world on January 1. Fiji in the Pacific will welcome 2021’s first baby. The United States, its last.
Ghana’s babies will account for 0.59 per cent of the estimated 371,504 babies to be born on New Year’s Day. Their average life expectancy is expected to be 73 years.
“This has been a challenging year for everyone, and there is perhaps no better way to turn the page than to welcome new young lives into the world,” said Anne-Claire Dufay, UNICEF Representative in Ghana. “With the opportunities of 2021 before us, now is the time to begin to reimagine and build a better world for children born today.”
The Year 2021 marks the 75th anniversary of UNICEF. We will be celebrating three-quarters of a century of protecting children from conflict, disease and exclusion and championing their right to survival, health, nutrition, education and protection.
As the world faces unprecedented challenges caused by the pandemic, economic slowdown, rising poverty and inequality, partnerships are as important as ever.
“We never give up and renew our commitment to protect and nurture the young lives who will inherit the world we leave,” Anne-Claire Dufay added.
“2021 will be a critical year for children, and UNICEF’s three-quarters of a century of delivering results are a testament to what we can accomplish together.”
UNICEF promotes the rights and wellbeing of every child, in everything we do. Together with our partners, we work in 190 countries and territories to translate that commitment into practical action, focusing special effort on reaching the most vulnerable and excluded children, to the benefit of all children, everywhere.
For more information about UNICEF and its work for children, visit www.unicef.org.