State of the World's Children


2013: Children with Disabilities

2012 : Children in an urban world

2011: Adolescence

Special: Child rights

2009: Maternal + newborn health

2008: Child survival

2007: Gender equality



© UNICEF Malaysia/2009/Nadchatram

The State of the World’s Children (SOWC) is UNICEF’s annual flagship publication.

It is the most comprehensive survey of global trends affecting children and provides the most thorough almanac of up-to-date statistical data on children.

SOWC is referred globally by governments, NGOs, and academic institutions as the authority on childhood. It is widely used by UNICEF to mobilise support from all sectors to advance the rights of children to survival, development and protection.





The State of the World's Children 2013


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