ERIC Number: ED407109
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
The State of the World's Children 1997: Summary.
United Nations Children's Fund, New York, NY.
This report details the status of the world's children, focusing on the issue of child labor and its impact on the well being of the world's children. Section 1 of the report discusses the Convention on the Rights of the Child and international recognition that children require special attention and that they should have the same spectrum of rights as adults. Section 2 considers hazardous and exploitative child labor, including myths about child labor, definitions of child labor, its origins, types of child labor, and key initiatives to prevent child labor. Specific actions recommended are: (1) immediate elimination of hazardous and exploitative child labor; (2) provision of free and compulsory education; (3) wider legal protection; (4) birth registration of all children; (5) data collection and monitoring of child labor; and (6) codes of conduct and procurement policies. Section 3 provides statistical tables on child mortality, immunization, maternal mortality, malnutrition, and school enrollment that chart each nation's progress towards achieving the goals for children set at the 1990 World Summit for Children. (KDFB)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Child Advocacy, Child Health, Child Labor, Child Safety, Child Welfare, Childhood Needs, Children, Childrens Rights, Developed Nations, Developing Nations, Foreign Countries, Immunization Programs, Labor Legislation, Literacy, Nutrition, Poverty, Well Being
UNICEF, 333 East 38th Street, New York, NY 10016.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Children's Fund, New York, NY.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child