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Carol Bellamy
Executive Director, UNICEF

This is the third year in which UNICEF has issued this important document. It sets out for all to see the progress being made for children and women, in all regions of the world. Part of the record shows progress country by country, in relation to the goals agreed at the World Summit for Children held at the United Nations in 1990. Part relates to progress or setbacks in other areas of concern for child survival, protection and development. All is provided by UNICEF as a stimulus to us all countries and communities, individuals and international organizations to make the world a better place for all the world's children.

May I thank Peter Adamson, editor of The Progress of Nations, and his colleagues for once again providing UNICEF with a publication which brings into such sharp focus the advances and the setbacks in this struggle.