The State of the World's Children 1987

Commemorating 40 years of UNICEF.


The State of the World's Children 1987 argues that the world has the means to attack childhood malnutrition and disease on a massive scale and at an affordable cost. And as a dramatic demonstration of this new potential, the lives of over 4 million children have already been saved – in the last five years alone – by nations which have mobilized to put low-cost solutions into effect. Inset panels document this experience nation by nation, and describe the new methods being used to bring about a drastic improvement in child survival and development. The report includes a chapter that commemorates the fortieth anniversary of UNICEF, documenting the main changes in the state of the world’s children since UNICEF’s establishment in 1946.

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