Progress on Children’s Well-being: Centring child rights in the 2030 Agenda
At the halfway mark towards the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals, two-thirds of child-related indicators are off-pace to meet their targets, according to a new UNICEF report. The data show that by 2030, only one in four children will live in countries where 70 per cent of the child-related SDG targets will have been met.
UNICEF, in collaboration with Countdown to 2030, developed the Country Profiles for Early Childhood Development to track children’s progress in 197 countries. Initiated in 2018, they provide health and education insights vital for policy development and international analysis. These profiles are designed to foster advocacy and enhance policy-making for early childhood development, improving data measurement and comparability across nations in crucial areas of early growth.
We stand at the cusp of a data revolution that holds untold potential for social and humanitarian impact. Frontier data technologies are reshaping our world and the way we make decisions. By harnessing these technologies, we can create a better future for children everywhere. UNICEF’s Frontier Data Network is a strategic initiative designed to promote innovation and capacity building in data science, helping us make data-driven decisions that truly benefit children.
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.
Understanding the Age-Sex Patterns of Crisis Deaths: Towards a more standard mortality estimation approach
When conflicts and natural disasters occur in countries without usable death registration data or disrupt normal death registration processes, data on crisis deaths by age and sex are often not available. To address this evidence and knowledge gap, the UN Inter-agency Group for Child Mortality Estimation (UN IGME) has compiled the most accurate and up-to-date estimates based on empirical data of age-sex distributions of crisis death rates.
The 2023 WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme report on household drinking water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) is the first of its kind, incorporating a comprehensive analysis of gender disparities. Focused on SDG 5’s goal of empowering women and girls, it provides the latest global, regional, and national estimates for households. Read the report to understand how addressing gender inequalities can accelerate progress on WASH around the world.
Latin America and the Caribbean are home to over 51 million adolescent girls aged 10-19. This brochure highlights the various challenges faced by these girls in the region, jeopardizing their rights to quality health and nutrition, access to education and skill-building opportunities. This publication mobilizes the latest data available in the region and provides a solid evidence base to advocate for and invest in adolescent girls, in all their diversity, in order to realize their full potential.
The Migration and Displacement Country Profiles compiles the most up-to-date and crucial data concerning “children on the move.” These profiles include statistics on international migrant children, refugee children, and internally displaced children, with insights into educational backgrounds and migration pathways. Moreover, they provide pertinent national-level data spanning demographics, education, labor markets, and economics, offering valuable context regarding the circumstances faced by children.