ERIC Number: ED327282
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Development Goals and Strategies for Children in the 1990s. A UNICEF Policy Review. Executive Board Decision 1990-2.
United Nations Children's Fund, New York, NY.
This document presents proposals for goals and strategies for children and development in the 1990s that were approved by the UNICEF Executive Board in April, 1990. The paper proposes that developing human capabilities and meeting basic human needs should be the focus of the UNICEF contribution to the fourth United Nations developmental decade. Within this framework, priority for UNICEF action must be set as part of the country program approach and enriched by the global vision of goals and strategies for child survival, development, and protection by the year 2000. Chapters I and II present background information and a review of the first, second, and third United Nations development decades respectively. Chapter III provides a statistical analysis of the unmet needs and unfulfilled rights of children. The unprecedented opportunities for substantial gains in the well-being of children brought about by today's technologies and the revolution in communication are summarized in Chapter IV. Chapter V lists goals for children and development in the 1990s, while Chapter VI describes the most important strategic priorities for meeting these goals. Program approaches in different country situations are highlighted in Chapter VII, while Chapter VIII outlines operational strategies for UNICEF in the areas of program strategies, advocacy and resource mobilization, and organization and management. Finally, Chapter IX presents the decision taken by the UNICEF Executive Board to approve the document and its recommendations. (RH)
Descriptors: Child Abuse, Child Health, Child Neglect, Childhood Needs, Developing Nations, Developmental Programs, Drinking Water, Global Approach, Guidelines, Literacy Education, Nutrition, Organizational Objectives, Sanitation, Young Children
Programme Publications, United Nations Children's Fund, Room 128, 3 UN Plaza, New York, NY 10017 (Sales No. E.90.XX.USA.6, $6.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Children's Fund, New York, NY.
Identifiers: Basic Education; Maternal Health
Note: Document originally presented to the UNICEF Executive Board (April 1990).