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Steele, Richard, Ed. – UNICEF, 2018
The global effort to achieve sanitation and water for all by 2030 is extending beyond the household to include institutional settings, such as schools, healthcare facilities and workplaces. This has been reinforced by global education for all strategies highlighting how water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) in schools improves access to education…
Descriptors: World Problems, Sanitation, Water, Global Approach
Britto, Pia Rebello – UNICEF, 2017
The science is clear: A child's brain is built, not born. The process begins before birth and involves a complex interplay of neural connections that are shaped by experience and environment. In the early years, these neural connections occur at lightning speed--a speed never again repeated. They establish a foundation of development that will…
Descriptors: Child Development, Brain, Child Health, Well Being
Shanker, Ashim; Marian, Diana; Swimmer, Christopher – UNICEF, 2015
This paper aggregates the academic literature reviewing and reporting interventions for out-of-school children (OOSC) around the world to serve as a guide for potential interventions in South Asia and elsewhere. It complements the Global Initiative on Out-of-School Children (OOSCI) South Asia Regional Study (2014). Thus the interventions reviewed…
Descriptors: Literature Reviews, Out of School Youth, Foreign Countries, Intervention
Aslam, Abid; Grojec, Anna; Little, Céline; Maloney, Ticiana; Tamagni, Jordan – UNICEF, 2014
"The State of the World's Children 2014 In Numbers: Every Child Counts" highlights the critical role data and monitoring play in realizing children's rights. Credible data, disseminated effectively and used correctly, make it possible to target interventions that help right the wrong of exclusion. Data do not, of themselves, change the…
Descriptors: Children, Childrens Rights, Mortality Rate, Regional Characteristics
UNICEF, 2014
Throughout history, the advance of civilization has been closely tied to the idea that all people have rights: universal, inalienable entitlements to freedom, dignity and security, to be treated fairly and to live free from oppression. The health and soul of all societies depend on how these human rights are recognized--and acted upon. Until the…
Descriptors: Childrens Rights, International Law, Treaties, Foreign Countries
UNICEF, 2014
To mark the 25th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, this edition of "The State of the World's Children" calls for brave and fresh thinking to address age-old problems that still affect the world's most disadvantaged children. The report is inspired by the work of innovators around the world--who are pushing…
Descriptors: Children, Disadvantaged Youth, Childrens Rights, World Problems
UNICEF, 2013
Reports such as this typically begin with a statistic designed to highlight a problem. The girls and boys to whom this edition of "The State of the World's Children" is dedicated are not problems. Rather, each is a sister, brother or friend who has a favourite dish, song or game; a daughter or son with dreams and the desire to fulfil…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Social Attitudes, Social Bias, Equal Education
Koh, Edgar, Ed. – UNICEF Intercom, 1989
Focused on early childhood development, this "UNICEF Intercom" asserts that developmental programs should aim to give children a fair chance at growth beyond survival. First presented are moral, scientific, social equity, economic, population, and programatic arguments for looking beyond the fundamental objective of saving young lives.…
Descriptors: Child Development, Developing Nations, Field Trips, Foreign Countries