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  UNICEF Data: Monitoring the Situation of Children and Women
About this area This part of the website presents the most up-to-date data and analysis on the situation of children.

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  • Uprooted: The Growing Crisis for Refugee and Migrant Children
    Time Machine Installation on Data for Children
    To shine a spotlight on the lack of child-related data, the Time Machine installation demonstrates data through art by translating childhood memories from data into sound.


  • Uprooted: The Growing Crisis for Refugee and Migrant Children
    Uprooted: The Growing Crisis for Refugee and Migrant Children
    The report sheds light on the truly global nature of childhood migration and displacement, highlighting major challenges in every region. 


  • From the first hour of life
    From the First Hour of Life
    This global report paints a troubling picture about the state of breastfeeding practices around the world.


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  • The State of the World's Children 2016
    The State of the World's Children 2016
    This edition of the report argues that progress for the most disadvantaged children is the defining condition for delivering on the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals. 


  • What are Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys (MICS)?
    The MICS programme is designed to collect statistically sound, internationally comparable data on more than 100 indicators


  • UNICEF reports on child mortality
    Progress for Children: Beyond Averages - Learning from the MDGs
    UNICEF's final report on the child-related Millennium Development Goals says millions of world’s poorest children left behind despite global progress
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Revealing disparities, advancing children's rights. 


UNICEF has learned through experience that problems that go unmeasured often go unsolved. We believe that consistent, credible data about children’s situations are critical to the improvement of their lives – and indispensable to realizing the rights of every child.

Data continue to support advocacy and action on behalf of the world’s 2.2 billion children, providing governments with facts on which to base decisions and actions to improve children’s lives. And new ways of collecting and using data will help target investments and interventions to reach the most vulnerable children.

Data do not, of themselves, change the world. They make change possible – by identifying needs, supporting advocacy, and gauging progress.

Useful links


  • CME Info - A database containing the latest child mortality estimates based on the research of the UN Inter-agency Group for Child Mortality Estimation 
  • UN Data Revolution - The UN Secretary General's Independent Expert Advisory Group on a Data Revolution for Sustainable Development