ERIC Number: ED472029
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Progress since the World Summit for Children: A Statistical Review.
United Nations Children's Fund, New York, NY.
One of the strengths of the 1990 World Summit for Children was its emphasis on goals to drive development and shape actions, and on the need to monitor progress, thereby transforming the way the world collected and processed data on children and women and creating a vital base and baseline for progress. In 2000, an exhaustive end-decade review of progress toward the Summit goals was undertaken. This report, a statistical review presenting data on the situation of children in countries, areas, and territories around the world, draws upon individual government efforts, national progress reports from over 150 countries, periodic reports from countries that have ratified the Convention on the Rights of the Child, and a new data collection tool, the multiple indicator cluster survey. Tables, graphs, charts, and narrative commentaries are used to present current and trend data on the following indicators: (1) infant and under-five mortality; (2) child malnutrition; (3) safe drinking water; (4) sanitation; (5) guinea worm disease; (6) primary education; (7) adult literacy; (8) acute respiratory infection; (9) maternal mortality; (10) fertility and family planning; (11) maternal care; (12) vitamin A deficiency; (13) iodine deficiency disorders; (14) breastfeeding; (15) low birthweight; (16) immunization; (17) measles; (18) neonatal tetanus; (19) diarrhoeal disease; (20) polio eradication; (21) HIV/AIDS; (22) working children; (23) birth registration; (24) the Integrated Management of Childhood Illness (IMCI) initiative; and (25) malaria. The report notes that although the new data collection tool has revolutionized many countries' ability to document and understand the situation of women and children in their countries, significant gaps still exist in the knowledge base and limit the world's collective ability to protect children's rights and improve their lives. (KB)
Descriptors: Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, Adult Literacy, Birth Weight, Breastfeeding, Child Health, Children, Developed Nations, Developing Nations, Disease Incidence, Drinking Water, Family Planning, Immunization Programs, Infant Mortality, Mortality Rate, Nutrition, Primary Education, Sanitation, Social Indicators, Statistical Data, Statistical Studies, Trend Analysis, Well Being
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Children's Fund, New York, NY.