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UNICEF South Africa: Biennial Report 2014 - 2015

UNICEF South Africa Biennial Report 2015 - 2016

Author: UNICEF South Africa
Price: Free
No. of pages: 28
Publication date: 2016
Publisher: UNICEF South Africa
Languages: English
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The work of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in South Africa remains important and necessary. South Africa is characterised by unique challenges and opportunities and UNICEF is acutely aware of both. A globally-admired Constitution, coupled with an array of laws, policies, budgets and programmes that are expanding critical services for children, especially the most disadvantaged, means that progress continues to be made in bettering the lives of children in this country.

Nevertheless, there remain deep-seated inequities in child well-being with racial disparities and gender gaps often apparent. In addition, levels of violence against children, both in the home and in communities, is an issue of concern to UNICEF, Government and civil society alike.

Over the course of 2014 and 2015, much was accomplished by UNICEF and our partners in advancing the child agenda in South Africa though this is an ongoing responsibility.

The strength of UNICEF’s work and the success of its impact is dependent on our partnerships and in this regard the UNICEF South Africa Country Office continues to build new partnerships across all spectrums, while fostering existing ones. It is our work with Government, civil society, the corporate sector, academia, youth organisations and others that continue to better the lives of children.

UNICEF’s work is aligned with the National Development Plan of South Africa and is guided by the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC). We were pleased to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the CRC in 2014 as we reflected on this significant document that, for the first time, placed children at the centre of global human rights discourse.

We have seen the consolidation of the three priorities for the UNICEF South Africa Country Office, namely: Violence against Children, Early Childhood Development and Results for Adolescents. This has allowed a clear focus on the programmes of the office as the critical issues of the day are dealt with.

As UNICEF turns 70 in 2016 there remains much to be done in our collective quest to leave no child behind.





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