Global annual results report 2019: Goal Area 1

Progress, results achieved and lessons from 2019 by Goal Area 1: ensuring that every child has the right to life, survival and development, and to grow up healthy and strong

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Highlights

Thirty years ago, a promise was made to the world’s children. That promise, crafted by global leaders and enshrined in the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) articulates every child’s right to survive and thrive. This is the focus of Goal Area 1; ensuring that every child has the right to life, survival and development, and to grow up healthy and strong.

In UNICEF’s Strategic Plan (2018-2021), Goal Area 1 works across four interconnected sectors to address the structural challenges impeding children’s right to survive and thrive: health, nutrition, HIV/AIDS, and early childhood development. Goal Area 1, which contributes to Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 2, 3, 4, and 5 reported output level progress of over 90 per cent for all of its nine result areas. And while this strong performance is encouraging, the impact and outcome-level progress across the Goal Area is currently too slow to achieve the SDGs.

This report summarizes how UNICEF and its partners contributed to Goal Area 1 in 2019 and reviews the impact of these accomplishments on children and the communities where they live.

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