For every child, answers

30 years of research for children at UNICEF Innocenti

'Floating Dreams' by Rama Masri, 16, in Istanbul, Turkey.


In commemoration of three significant milestones in 2019 – the 30th anniversaries of both the Convention on the Rights of the Child and the founding of UNICEF’s Office of Research at Innocenti, and the 600th anniversary of the founding of the Ospedale Degli Innocenti, UNICEF's host institution in Florence, Italy – UNICEF Innocenti has produced a new publication: For every child, answers: 30 years of research for children at UNICEF Innocenti.

The publication takes a “30 at 30” approach, providing short, accessible articles covering the 30 most significant areas of UNICEF Innocenti’s work during its 30-year history. Each article is organized around three questions: Why does it matter? What have we done? And what is the impact? Each article also provides links to authoritative source documents in the UNICEF Innocenti catalogue, making the report an excellent tool for research and study.

“This publication will demonstrate the value and significance of the work that has been developed over the last 30 years at UNICEF’s Office of Research,” said Patrizia Faustini, who developed the concept and led research for the report. “We pioneered global efforts to gain better understanding of the practical implications of the Convention on the Rights of the Child from the time when it was absolutely new and very few people understood much about how to implement the articles of the Convention.” That innovative approach, she added “is the nature of all our research work.”

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