UNICEF in Turkey: Expected Results for 2010

An adolescent girl and boy looking at photographs

Secondary school students, Ankara 2006.
Photograph by Rana Mullan © UNICEF Turkey 2004

UNICEF Turkey has firm goals in the five priority areas of immunisation, early childhood development, girls’ education, HIV/AIDS prevention and protecting children from violence, exploitation, abuse and discrimination.

UNICEF will contribute to the following expected results in Turkey by 2010:

  • Infant Mortality Rate (IMR) reduced to less than 25 per 1,000 live births;
  • Gender parity in primary school enrolment achieved;
  • Primary school drop-out rates reduced by 10%;
  • 30% of children aged 3-6 complete pre-school education;
  • Exclusive breastfeeding rate of 40% for infants aged 0-6 months achieved;
  • Iodine Deficiency Disorders (IDD) eliminated and iron deficiency anæmia reduced;
  • Measles eliminated;
  • 30% of parents and caregivers using positive child rearing practices;
  • Minimum standards for children in need of special protection adopted and implemented;
  • Adolescents empowered to protect themselves from violence, exploitation and HIV/AIDS.
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