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  • Maternal Mortality Estimates 2014
    Fewer women are dying in pregnancy and childbirth
    New UNICEF and United Nations data show a 45% reduction in maternal deaths since 1990. An estimated 289,000 women died in 2013 due to complications in pregnancy and childbirth, down from 523,000 in 1990. 


  • Every Child’s Birth Right
    Every Child’s Birth Right: Inequities and Trends in Birth Registration
    There are 230 million children under five who do not officially exist. A new UNICEF report provides insight into the situation of these children.


  • No Time To Lose - Watch Video
    No Time To Lose: On Child Marriage and Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting


  • Every Child Counts
    State of the World's Children in Numbers:
    Every Child Counts—Revealing Disparities, Advancing Children's Rights is a new UNICEF publication that identifies some of the most striking inequities facing children and, by revealing the gaps, make it possible to target interventions to help right the wrong of exclusion.



Welcome to data.unicef.org. This new website gives you access to credible and open data and analysis on the situation of children and women.

UNICEF's data-driven publications and global databases help inform the international development community, including the assessment of progress toward the Millennium Development Goals and the elaboration of the development agenda beyond 2015. Read more...

The UNICEF-supported Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys (MICS) constitute one of the most important sources of information on the situation of children and women around the world. More than 240 MICS surveys have been conducted by governments worldwide since 1995. MICS surveys generate information on more than 110 key indicators on children, women, men and households, including on 20 Millennium Development Goals (MDG) indicators. Data collected inform national policies, provide information on in-country disparities, and are vital for programmatic action to bring about positive changes in children’s lives. Read more...


165 million children under five—one in four—are too short for their age (stunted) because of poor health, nutrition and care practices. This reduces their chance of survival; those who survive have diminished chances of succeeding in school and of living healthy and productive lives.