20 Years - The Convention on the Rights of the Child


State of the World's Children Report

Photo Panels: Challenges of survival and development

2.5 billion
people still lack access to improved sanitation facilities.
1 billion
children are deprived of one or more services essential to survival and development.
148 million
under-fives in developing regions are underweight for their age.
101 million
children are not attending primary school, with more girls than boys missing out.
22 million
infants are not protected from diseases by routine immunization.
8.8 million
children worldwide died before their fifth birthday in 2008.
4 million
newborns worldwide are dying in the first month of life.
2 million
children under 15 worldwide are living with HIV.
women die each year from causes related to pregnancy and childbirth.


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.