20 Years - The Convention on the Rights of the Child


State of the World's Children Report

Photo Panels: Challenges of protection

500 million-1.5 billion
children have been affected by violence.
150 million
children 5-14 years old are engaged in child labour.
145 million
children have lost one or both parents due to all causes.
70 million
women and girls in 29 countries have experienced female genital mutilation/cutting.
> 64 million
women aged 20-24 in the developing world reported they were married before age 18.
51 million
children are unregistered at birth.
18 million
hildren are living with the effects of displacement.
15 million
children have lost one or both parents due to AIDS.
14 million
young women give birth between the ages of 15 and 19 years old.
1.2 million
children were trafficked each year as of the year 2000.
>1 million
children are detained through justice processes.


The Convention’s evolution, progress achieved on child rights, challenges remaining, and actions to be taken to ensure that its promise becomes a reality for all children are looked at closely in a series of panels in the report, available in a single PDF as well as in separate PDF’s.

Photo Panels

Key facts demonstrating the progress achieved on child rights and the challenges remaining are presented in a series of photo panels.