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ERIC Number: ED446813
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Pages: 43
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-92-806-3362-7
The Progress of Nations, 1998: The Nations of the World Ranked According to Their Achievements in Fulfilment of Child Rights and Progress for Women.
United Nations Children's Fund, New York, NY.
This report summarizes the latest available statistics on international achievements in registering each child at birth; immunizing all children; assisting adolescents, particularly girls; and addressing homelessness in wealthy nations. Each of the report's sections contains a commentary, related statistics, and a discussion on progress and disparity in the section's particular area. Following a foreword by United Nations Secretary-General Kofi A. Annan, and an introduction by Carol Bellamy, executive director of UNICEF, the sections of the report are: (1) "Birth Registration: The 'First' Right" (Unity Dow); (2) "Immunization: Going the Extra Mile" (Ralph H. Henderson); (3) "Claiming the Future" (Geeta Rao Gupta), on meeting the needs of adolescents; and (4) "Hardship in the Midst of Plenty" (Philip Alston), on conditions of the homeless. (EV)
UNICEF, Division of Communication, 3 United Nations Plaza, New York, NY 10017. Web site:; e-mail:
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: 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