Global annual results reports 2018

Programme results achieved by contributions received from partners


The 2018 Global Annual Results Reports take stock of UNICEF’s results at the global, regional and country levels, based on the goals and cross-cutting priorities of the UNICEF Strategic Plan, 2018–2021. The reports align the results achieved in 2018 with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and UNICEF’s proposed workplans for delivering on shared commitments to advance children’s rights and equity.

The reports cover health; nutrition; HIV and AIDS; early childhood development; education; water, sanitation and hygiene; safe and clean environments; child protection; social protection; inclusion; and governance. They also cover UNICEF’s cross-cutting work on gender equality, Communication for Development and humanitarian action.

These reports highlight the achievements made possible by the contribution of loosely earmarked thematic funding received from partners including Denmark, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and the German National Committee for UNICEF.

Goal area 1 – Every child survives and thrives


In 2018, UNICEF continued to make progress in maternal and newborn health, immunization, child health, prevention of stunting and other forms of malnutrition, treatment of severe acute malnutrition, HIV prevention, treatment and care, early childhood development and adolescent health and nutrition.
Goal area 2 – Every child learns UNICEF support in 2018 gave countries greater capacity to build stronger education systems to ensure that all girls and boys, including those in humanitarian contexts, had equitable access to education and the opportunity to develop the skills needed for life and work.
Goal area 3 – Every child is protected from violence and exploitation In 2018, UNICEF continued its commitment to every child with efforts to prevent and respond to violence, exploitation, abuse and harmful practices, as set out in the Convention on the Rights of the Child.
Goal area 4 – Every child lives in a safe and clean environment Children need a safe and clean environment to survive, grow and thrive. In 2018, UNICEF worked towards the achievement of this goal by strengthening the capacity and resiliency of communities and government systems to maintain a safe and clean environment.
Goal area 5 – Every child has an equitable chance in life Building on the framework provided by the Sustainable Development Goals in 2018, UNICEF continued to address inequity by: helping to reduce poverty and deprivation; tackling discrimination and exclusion; and helping countries to monitor, report on and address child poverty.
Humanitarian action In 2018, UNICEF and partners responded to 285 humanitarian emergencies in 90 countries, delivering results for millions of children in health, nutrition, HIV, education, child protection, social protection and water, sanitation and hygiene.
Gender equality In the first year of the UNICEF Gender Action Plan, 2018–2021, UNICEF prioritized efforts to integrate gender across all programming sectors and supported countries to accelerate quality gender programming.
Communication for Development (C4D) In 2018, UNICEF promoted and applied C4D approaches in sector-specific initiatives and as a cross-cutting programme strategy to drive positive behavioural and social change for children and their families.
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