ERIC Number: ED343708
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Children and Development in the 1990s: A UNICEF Sourcebook on the Occasion of the World Summit for Children (New York, New York, September 20-30, 1990).
United Nations Children's Fund, New York, NY.
This eight-part sourcebook provides background information, data, and references relating to child welfare issues throughout the world. The book is organized around a set of goals for children in the 1990s. An introductory section provides an overview of these goals and strategies for achieving them, and discusses infant and child mortality, population growth, and strategies for helping children survive. Goals that relate to maternal and child health, discussed in part 2, concern primary health care, maternal mortality, immunization, diarrheal diseases, respiratory infections, the spacing of childbirths, and AIDS. Nutritional goals, the subject of part 3, involve the reduction of malnutrition, low birth weight, and iron deficiency anemia; the elimination of iodine and vitamin A deficiencies; and an increase in breastfeeding. Issues relating to water purity and sanitation, especially Guinea worm disease, are considered in part 4. A discussion of basic education in part 5 highlights goals for child development of young children, primary education, adult literacy, and informal education. Special problems considered in parts 6 and 7, include those relating to children in areas of armed conflict, working children, street children, female children, and urban children. The final section estimates the costs of achieving the goals for children by the year 2000; proposes debt relief for developing countries; and suggests peace dividend benefits. (BC)
Descriptors: Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, Adult Literacy, Anemia, Breastfeeding, Child Development, Child Health, Child Welfare, Childrens Rights, Developing Nations, Early Childhood Education, Global Approach, Immunization Programs, Infant Mortality, Nutrition, Objectives, Sanitation, Tables (Data), Water Quality
UNICEF, 3 United Nations Plaza, New York, NY 10017 ($35.00).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Children's Fund, New York, NY.