ERIC Number: ED338388
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
The State of the World's Children, 1991.
Grant, James P.
The World Summit for children was held at the United Nations, New York, on September 30, 1990. The summit set child health goals to be achieved by the year 2000, and offered strategies and guiding principles for achieving the goals. The summit proposed a new ethic for children which called for children's needs to be given high priority in the allocation of resources. The summit considered topics relevant to the problem of world population, and summit panels set goals for various problem areas, including: (1) deaths of children under five years; (2) maternal mortality; (3) malnutrition; (4) pneumonia and diarrhea; (5) lack of immunization; (6) poor control of the number and timing of births; (7) decrease in breastfeeding; (8) lack of basic education; (9) poor water quality and sanitation; (10) inadequate health education; (11) AIDS; (12) Guinea worm disease; (13) vitamin A and iodine deficiencies; (14) and insufficient protection of children at work and during war. The Summit's World Declaration on the Survival, Protection and Development of Children; the plan of action for implementing the World Declaration; and the 54 articles of the Convention on the Rights of the Child are included. Tables present worldwide statistics concerning such topics as nutrition, health, education, demography, economics, and women. (BC)
Descriptors: Breastfeeding, Child Health, Childhood Needs, Childrens Rights, Contraception, General Education, Global Approach, Health Education, Immunization Programs, Infant Mortality, Nutrition, Overpopulation, Planning, Sanitation, Tables (Data), World Problems
United Nations Children's Fund, 333 East 38th Street, New York, NY 10016 ($7.00).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Children's Fund, New York, NY.