The State of the World's Children 2002 is about the leadership
that was needed to turn commitments made at the 1990 World Summit
for Children into actions that improved the lives of children
and families. It is also about the leadership that is necessary
now and into the future in order to ensure the right of every
child to live in peace, health and dignity. Presenting models
of leadership from individuals and agencies, organizations and
alliances, the report spotlights the 'Say
Yes for Children' campaign and the UN Special Session on Children.
- Begin reading 'In brief'.
- A special online synopsis of messages on leadership from UNICEF's
The State of the World's Children 2002. The full report
containing text with multiple examples of leadership,
feature stories, statistical panels, "Voices of Young People"
and declarations of commitments for children from every region
of the world can be viewed online and obtained as a print
- Go to Contents.
- An annotated list of the messages and short features found
in the online version of The State of the World's Children
- View or print the full report
(PDF or text-only).
- The State of the World's Children 2002, available in
PDF and text-only versions, reports on the progress that has
been made in improving the lives of children and families since
the 1990 World Summit for Children. It includes the inspiring
successes of the 'Say Yes for Children' campaign that has been
launched in over 100 countries. And it presents the worldwide
preparations leading to the UN Special Session on Children.
Includes a Foreword and reports from the UN Secretary-General,
six pages of maps, 25 charts and figures, 40 photos and illustrations,
64 references, a full index and more than 50 quotes from children
and young people.
- Journalists: Go to the
- Includes a PDF of the report, press release, press summary
and six sheets of graphics on the major goals of the 1990 World
Summit for Children. The press kit is linked to the Special
Session web pages for journalists.