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2015 Annual Results Reports

The 2015 Annual Results Reports are UNICEF’s stocktaking of results at the global, regional and country levels based on each of the seven outcomes and two cross-cutting areas of the Strategic Plan 2014–2017 to advance children’s rights and equity in the areas of health; HIV and AIDS; water, sanitation and hygiene; nutrition; education; child protection; social inclusion; humanitarian action; and gender. The reports align results achieved in 2015 with Agenda 2030, and set out the proposed future workplans to deliver on this shared commitment. They also serve to report on the achievements made possible by the contribution of loosely earmarked funding (thematic funding) received from partners.

Author:                     UNICEF
Price:                        Free
Publication date:    June 2016
Publisher:               UNICEF


UNICEF’s health programming in 2015 aimed to support the overarching goal of the Strategic Plan of “improved and equitable use of high-impact maternal and child health interventions from pregnancy to adolescence and the promotion of healthy behaviours.”

HIV and AIDS  

Helping to shape work around children and AIDS for years to come, UNICEF in 2015 advocated for the inclusion of women, children and adolescents affected by HIV and AIDS in the strategic planning processes of the UNAIDS Secretariat and its 11 United Nations co-sponsoring agencies.



Since 1990, 2.6 billion people have gained access to an improved drinking water source and 2.1 billion have gained access to an improved sanitation facility through the collective efforts of sector stakeholders.


Global estimates indicate that the number of stunted children under age 5 declined from 169 million in 2010 to 159 million children in 2014. The global momentum for scaling up nutrition is growing, and many countries are making progress in reducing malnutrition in all its forms.


The substantial progress that has led to 100 million more children in school since the year 2000 has struggled to keep pace with population growth over the past decade, leaving 59 million primary-school-aged children and 65 million who are of lower secondary school age out of school. 


More than 5.6 million children at risk were prevented and/or withdrawn from child labour through one or more education, social protection or child protection interventions in 30 countries, which marks a 24 per cent increase from 4.5 million children reached in 2014.


UNICEF worked to respond to the refugee and migrant crisis, natural disasters and public health epidemics around the world using social inclusion interventions. These included cash transfers, disaster risk reduction and peacebuilding with local authorities, the implementation of human rights on the ground, as well as communication efforts to address discrimination.



The scale and complexity of humanitarian crises continued to increase in 2015. Protracted conflicts affected a growing number of children and families during the year and humanitarian situations increasingly spilled over borders and into subregional displacement crises.


UNICEF’s strong field presence and scope of work across multiple sectors give it wide reach to support women’s and girls’ empowerment and more equitable male-female relations.



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