WASH in the 2030 Agenda

Jul 12, 2017

This briefing note summarizes the new global indicators for monitoring the drinking water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) elements of the SDG targets and reflects extensive technical consultation with over 100 experts from over 60 organisations
worldwide.

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Joint child malnutrition estimates – 2017 edition

May 16, 2017

UNICEF, WHO and the World Bank regularly update joint global and regional estimates of child malnutrition. These estimates of prevalence and numbers for child stunting, underweight, overweight, wasting and severe wasting are derived for the global population as well as by United Nations (UN), Millennium Development Goal (MDG), Sustainable Development Goal (SDG), UNICEF, WHO and World Bank regions, as well as World Bank income group classifications.

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Is every child counted? Status of data for children in the SDGs

Mar 6, 2017

“Is every child counted” provides a status report on the data availability of child related SDG indicators showing that sufficient data is available only for half of those. Many indicators, such as those on poverty and violence cannot be compared, and are either too limited or of poor quality, leaving governments without the information they need to accurately address challenges facing millions of children, or to track progress towards achieving the Goals. The report also identifies priorities for enhancing the collection, analysis and use of data for children.

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Harnessing the Power of Data for Girls: Taking stock and looking ahead to 2030

Oct 7, 2016

This brochure includes the first global estimates on the time girls spend doing household chores such as cooking, cleaning, caring for family members and collecting water and firewood. The data show that the disproportionate burden of domestic work begins early, with girls between 5 and 9 years old spending 30 per cent more time, or 40 million more hours a day, on household chores than boys their age. The disparities grow as girls get older, with 10 to 14 year olds spending 50 per cent more time, or 120 million more hours each day.

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Birth Registration in Latin America and the Caribbean: Closing the Gaps

Sep 23, 2016

A name and nationality is every child’s right, enshrined in the Convention on the Rights of the Child and other international treaties. This brochure sheds light on this issue – from where we stand today, to the children left behind and the progress and projections on birth registration data in Latin America and the Caribbean.

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Joint child malnutrition estimates – 2016 edition

Sep 20, 2016

UNICEF, WHO and the World Bank regularly update joint global and regional estimates of child malnutrition. These estimates of prevalence and numbers for child stunting, underweight, overweight, wasting and severe wasting are derived for the global population as well as by United Nations (UN), Millennium Development Goal (MDG), UNICEF, WHO and World Bank regions, as well as World Bank income group classifications.

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Vitamin A Supplementation: A Statistical Snapshot

Mar 22, 2016

UNICEF-supported Vitamin A supplementation programmes have been reaching children aged 6 to 59 months in priority countries for nearly two decades. Vitamin A supplementation helps maintain strong immune systems. It reduces the incidences of diarrhoea and measles in children and prevents blindness and hearing loss. Most importantly, Vitamin A supplements can improve a child’s chance of survival by 12 to 24 per cent.

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Female genital mutilation/cutting: A global concern

Feb 3, 2016

This brochure draws on data from more than 90 nationally representative surveys making it the most up-to-date compilation of statistics on FGM/C.

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Children & AIDS: 2015 Statistical Update

Nov 27, 2015

At the turn of the century, and the beginning of the Millennium Development Goals, an HIV diagnosis was equivalent to a death sentence for most children and their families in low-income countries. But now, an early diagnosis paired with treatment and care can ensure long healthy lives, regardless of location, and can help prevent transmission of HIV to others. Since 2000, 30 million new infections were prevented, nearly 8 million deaths averted, and 15 million people living with HIV are now receiving treatment.

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Children in Africa 2015

Nov 24, 2015

This brochure presents statistical snapshots on child survival, protection and development for children in Africa.

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A Profile of Child Marriage in Africa

Nov 23, 2015

This statistical profile presents key facts about the past, present and future of child marriage in Africa.

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Levels and Trends in Child Malnutrition: 2015 edition

Sep 22, 2015

In September 2015, UNICEF, WHO and World Bank Group released an updated joint dataset on child malnutrition indicators (stunting, wasting, severe wasting, overweight and underweight) and new global & regional estimates covering the 1990 to 2014 period. This summary note presents key messages and highlights refinements to the method.

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Redefining childhood vulnerability to HIV (policy brief)

Feb 1, 2015

Childhood vulnerability cuts across all development programming and planning, including the sectors of HIV and AIDS, education, health, child protection and social protection.  Understanding indicators of childhood vulnerability in general and to HIV in particular, could help practitioners identify vulnerable children more accurately and spend money accordingly.

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Collecting data on child disability – Companion technical booklet

Dec 1, 2014

The purpose of this booklet is to help readers understand why data on children with disabilities are currently inadequate, the difficulties that surround the gathering of high-quality data on disabled children, and why there is a real need to improve the collection, analysis, dissemination and use of disability data.

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Committing to Child Survival: A Promise Renewed – Progress Report 2014 – Key Findings

Sep 22, 2014

A Promise Renewed – Progress Report 2014 (Key Findings) presents levels and trends in child mortality since 1990 and focuses on coverage of interventions around the time of birth to address neonatal mortality.

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Ending Child Marriage: Progress and prospects

Jul 22, 2014

Ending child marriage will help break the intergenerational cycle of poverty by allowing girls and women to participate more fully in society. Empowered and educated girls are better able to nourish and care for their children, leading to healthier, smaller families. When girls are allowed to be girls, everybody wins. This brochure explores the data and statistics behind those stories: the current situation of child marriage, lifelong – sometimes intergenerational – consequences, progress to date and prospects.

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Children in Africa 2014

May 1, 2014

This 8-page brochure presents key statistics on child survival, protection and development for children in Africa.

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Global Statistics on Children’s Protection from Violence, Exploitation and Abuse

Mar 13, 2014

Violence. Child labour. Trafficking. Sexual exploitation. Female genital mutilation/ cutting. Child marriage. Lack of official recording of births. Millions of children worldwide experience the worst kinds of rights violations. Millions more children, not yet victims, are inadequately protected against them. This document summarizes some of the main global monitoring activities in which UNICEF has played a lead role.

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Global Monitoring for Child Protection Brochure 2014

Jan 1, 2014

This brochure summarizes some of the main global monitoring activities for child protection in which UNICEF has played a lead role.

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WASH Post-2015: Proposed targets and indicators for households, schools and health centers

Jan 1, 2014

An extensive global consultation of over 100 experts and over 60 organisations was facilitated by UNICEF and WHO to develop recommendations for post-2015 goals, targets and indicators for WASH. This factsheet outlines the vision of universal access to safe drinking water sanitation and hygiene and proposes specific measureable targets to achieve this shared vision.

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A Snapshot of Drinking Water and Sanitation in Africa – 2012 Update

May 1, 2012

Prepared for the African Ministers’ Council on Water, this snaphot of water and sanitation progress in Africa provides a regional perspective on progress.

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