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The State of the World's Children 2004

Press kit

The State of the World’s Children 2004 presents girls' education as one of the most crucial issues facing the international development community.

The report argues that the theories, policies and practices of development have been marked by gender discrimination and that the standard approach to development has focused on economic growth rather than human welfare. Through The State of the World's Children 2004, UNICEF calls on every nation engaged in development to make the education of all children - with an emphasis on girls - a major focus of investment.

Go to press release

The full report is available in PDF both as one single file and in parts.

Regional information

Sub-Saharan Africa: English [word]

Central and Eastern Europe, Commonwealth of Independent States and Baltic States: English [word]

East Asia and the Pacific: English [word]

Latin America and the Caribbean: English [word]

Middle East and North Africa: English [word]

South Asia: English [word]

For broadcasters

An advocacy video and B-roll prepared by UNICEF for the launch of the The State of the World's Children 2004.

For further information, please contact:

Alfred Ironside, UNICEF Media, New York (+1 212) 326-7261
Allison Hickling, UNICEF Media, New York  (+1 212) 326-7224
Kate Donovan, UNICEF Media, New York  (+1 212) 326-7452



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