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Photo: Kurdish girl. Iraq, 1997. Copyright Sebastiao Salgado/Amazonas
Photo: Kurdish girl. Iraq, 1997. Copyright Sebastiao Salgado/Amazonas

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World Summit: Monitoring progress

One of the distinctive features of the World Summit for Children was the enormous effort made to ensure regular, high-quality reporting on progress. The Declaration and Plan of Action have been monitored more closely and in greater detail than any comparable set of international commitments, with national, regional and global processes established to track the follow-up on commitments.

The Secretary-General submitted reports to the 45th, 51st and 53rd sessions of the General Assembly on progress in the implementation of the World Summit Declaration and Plan of Action, while UNICEF submitted annual reports on global progress to its Executive Board. Key issues and trends, including areas requiring increased attention, have been highlighted in UNICEF flagship publications, The Progress of Nations and The State of the World's Children. The two key milestones for monitoring progress include the Mid-Decade Review and the end-decade review processes.

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