The State of the World's Children 2003
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Ivan Blacev/Right to Know Initiative/United Nations/2002
Launch of the report in Mexico City
11 December 2002

Press release
Mexico City / Brussels, 11 December 2002 – Asserting that tens of millions of children around the world feel disconnected from political institutions and lack trust in their governments, UNICEF said today that children must be given more of a voice and more ways to participate in decisions affecting their lives.
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Press summary
Each generation is faced with new challenges — listening for and to the views of children is one of ours.
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Three short features highlighting some of the key messages of The State of the World's Children 2003.

See also

The full report
The full report is available in PDF both as one single file and in parts. A text-only version, which includes the complete text of the report, without illustrations, captions, maps, tables or index, is also available.

Statistical tables
Economic and social statistics on the countries and territories of the world, with particular reference to children’s well-being.
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See also the table The young face of HIV/AIDS (PDF)

For broadcasters
An advocacy video and B-roll prepared by UNICEF for the launch of the The State of the World's Children 2003.

Contact us

For additional information and interviews with UNICEF experts, please contact:

Alfred Ironside, UNICEF Media
New York & Mexico City (212) 326-7261

Wivina Belmonte, UNICEF Media
Geneva & Brussels (4179) 204-2345

Mitchie Topper, UNICEF Media
New York (212) 303-7910

Salvador Herencia, UNICEF Media
Panama City & Mexico City (507) 616-3159

Catherine Langevin, UNICEF Media
Mexico City Tel.: (52-55) 52-02-32-33, ext. 203 / Cell: (52-55) 044-55 2141-0711

Monica Sayrols, UNICEF Media
Mexico City (52-55) 5202-3233, ext. 207

Kate Donovan, UNICEF Media
Mexico City Cell: (001) 646-207-5182