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The State of the World's Children 2004

The State of the World’s Children 2004 focuses on girls’ education and its relationship to all other development goals and to the promise of Education For All. It presents a multi-layered case for investing in girls’ education as a strategic way to ensure the rights of both boys and girls and to advance a country’s development agenda. The web summary touches on general points of the main text and presents panel abstracts highlighting successful programmes.  The complete report including supporting data and statistics can be accessed in PDF form or purchased from UNICEF.

Voices of Youth

Young people! What do you think needs to happen for every child to go to school! Join the discussions!
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Press release

Getting more girls into school is first step to reaching Global Development Goals
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Educating mothers drastically cuts mortality rates for children under five

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Carol Bellamy,
UNICEF Executive Director
"...more needs to be done to make sure that every child, including every girl, gets an education."

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Girls' education: There can be no excuses
Education is the most effective tool available to promote global development.

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