2017 Annual Results Reports

UNICEF’s Annual Results Reports 2017 take stock of the organization’s results at the global, regional and country levels. Based on the seven outcome sectors and two cross-cutting areas of the Strategic Plan 2014–2017


UNICEF’s Annual Results Reports 2017 take stock of the organization’s results at the global, regional and country levels. Based on the seven outcome sectors and two cross-cutting areas of the Strategic Plan 2014–2017, the reports cover health; HIV and AIDS; water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH); nutrition; education; child protection; social inclusion; humanitarian action; and gender. They align the results achieved by UNICEF in 2017 with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and set out the proposed work plans for delivering on shared commitments to advance children’s rights and equity. The reports also serve to highlight the achievements made possible by the contribution of loosely earmarked thematic funding received from partners.


In 2017, UNICEF continued to support global efforts to reduce under-five mortality through 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 Varying degrees of progress have been made in both the reduction of the annual number of new HIV infections and access to antiretroviral therapy (ART). Moreover, progress on elimination of new HIV infections in children under 15 years of age has been variable among regions and countries. 
Water, sanitation and hygiene The UNICEF WASH programme continued to expand to meet the ambitious Sustainable Development Goal targets for WASH in 2017, and UNICEF reached the highest number of people ever reached with improved water supplies and improved sanitation.
Nutrition Global efforts to improve nutrition continued gaining momentum in 2017, and with support from UNICEF and its partners, children facing hunger and malnutrition today have greater access to life-saving treatment and care.
Education To address the challenges of the most disadvantaged and excluded children, UNICEF supports technological developments and other forms of innovation in education. In 2017, for the first time, more than half of countries reported the extensive use of innovative approaches for improving access to education and learning outcomes.
Child protection In 2017, UNICEF continued to work to protect children from violence, exploitation and harmful practices at multiple levels – from strengthening the capacity of front-line social workers to building systems, knowledge and gathering evidence, and advancing agreements on protection-related child rights
Social inclusion UNICEF’s efforts continued in 2017 in assisting governments to measure and address child poverty, and to strengthen their social protection systems, while improving the use of domestic resources towards national social services meeting the needs of all children.  
Humanitarian action In 2017, UNICEF and partners responded to 337 humanitarian situations of various scales in 102 countries – the second largest number of situations recorded since tracking began more than a decade ago. These responses focused on saving lives, protecting rights and addressing the underlying causes of vulnerability to crises.
Gender equality UNICEF remained well positioned in 2017 to work with partners in dismantling gender-related barriers that impede progress for girls, boys and women, and empowering them to live to their fullest potential. 

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