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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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  • The State of the World's Children 2015
    The 2015 SOWC report contains the latest update to the comprehensive statistics provided by UNICEF on child well-being. The updated statistical tables are available to download together with the executive summary of the report.


  • State of the World's Children 2015
    Levels and Trends in Child Mortality 2014
    Recent estimates show that the number of under-five deaths worldwide has declined by half since 1990, from 12.7 million to 6.3 million today. Yet, 17,000 children under age five still die every day in 2013.


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    Hidden in Plain Sight: A statistical analysis of violence against children
    This new report is the largest-ever compilation of data on the subject of violence against children. The report sheds light on the prevalence of different forms of violence against children, with global figures and data from 190 countries.


  • A Promise Renewed 2014 Progress Report
    Committing to Child Survival: A Promise Renewed – Progress Report 2014
    In addition to presenting levels and trends in child mortality since 1990, this report looks at causes of death, coverage of key interventions for mother and newborn and highlights initiatives to accelerate progress on child survival.


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


  • World Malaria Day
    Invest in the future, defeat malaria
    Malaria is devastating for women, children and health systems. Learn about the latest data and what can be done to reduce the malaria burden.


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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