Global annual results report 2022 : Goal Area 5

Every child has access to inclusive social protection and lives free from poverty

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UNICEF’s 2022 Goal Area 5 Global Annual Results Report underscores how the compounding and overlapping crises the world faced in 2022 heightened poverty, inequality and social injustice, disproportionately impacting children globally. The report also features examples of country programmes and partnerships that were critical in making children living in poverty visible. Across 155 countries, these gamechangers helped protect and expand inclusive investments for children, closing the coverage and adequacy gap of social protection by making them shock-responsive, gender-transformative and disability-inclusive. Working across the humanitarian–development–peace nexus, UNICEF’s work in 2022 towards scaling up its comprehensive offer addressed the financial barriers for children and households to access essential services, covered humanitarian needs, contributed to managing risks and enhanced their overall resilience in fragile and humanitarian contexts. The report also highlights UNICEF’s support to local governance and urban programming, enhancing the capacity of governance systems at all levels to address the unique structural barriers to child well-being in rural and urban areas.

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