About UNICEF publications

UNICEF publications play a critical role in fulfilling the organization's mandate to advocate for the rights of every child, everywhere.

Four flagships
Every year, UNICEF publishes The State of the World's Children, combining analyses, human interest stories, country profiles and statistical data.

Progress for Children reports on the progress being made towards achievement of the Millennium Development Goals.

UNICEF's Annual Report spotlights significant results achieved by UNICEF and its partners on behalf of children around the world.

The annual Humanitarian Action for Children examines the challenges children and women face in the most pressing crises and UNICEF’s response to those challenges.

Check the publications home page for the most recent material.

UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre
The Innocenti Research Centre undertakes original research to improve international understanding of issues relating to children's rights. Its many policy, technical and statistical reports are available at



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