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Published Dec. 8, 2008 3:19 PM

This paper discusses the probable impacts for children of different ages from the increasing risk of storms, flooding, landslides, heat waves, drought and water supply constraints that climate change is likely to bring to most urban centres in Africa, Asia and Latin America. It also explores the implications for adaptation, focusing in preparedness as well as responses to extreme events and to changes in weather patterns. As is the case with many poor groups, if adaptations to climate change fail to take account of the disproportionate risks for children (who make up between a third and a half of the population in the most affected areas) they will be less than adequate in responding to the challenges.

Published Nov. 24, 2008 3:20 PM

This Bernard Van Leer Foundation working paper explores the reasons behind a reduction in diversity connected with  the international image of children. Issues connected with child development are increasingly prominent across the world, but the international image of children is increasingly Western-derived. The authors conduct an overview of critiques in the international literature of early childhood development since the UN adoption of the CRC in 1989, and present a review of key developments in Africa since the early 1970s. 

Published Nov. 17, 2008 2:54 PM

Millennium Development Goal 5 is to improve maternal health, and its bold target is to reduce the maternal mortality ratio by three quarters between 1990 and 2015. Still, each year more than half a million women die from pregnancy-related causes that are avoidable. At the present rate of progress, the world will fall well short of the MDG 5 target. This report details progress in maternal health and highlights areas where improvements are needed.

Published Nov. 11, 2008 3:12 PM

The State of the World’s Children 2008 provides a wide-ranging assessment of the current state of child survival and primary health care for mothers, newborns and children. It examines lessons learned in child health during the past few decades and outlines the most important emerging precepts and strategies for reducing deaths among children under age five and for providing a continuum of care for mothers, newborns and children.

Published Nov. 11, 2008 2:27 PM

The State of the World's Children 2007 examines the discrimination and disempowerment women face throughout their lives - and outlines what must be done to eliminate gender discrimination and empower women and girls. The report argues that investment in women's rights will ultimately produce a double dividend: advancing the rights of both women and children.  

Published Nov. 3, 2008 2:00 PM

The study of the research centre demonstrates the important work having been done since 2003, by the centres for child migration in Burkina Faso, Ghana, Bangladesh and India. During the research the centre encounters a great gap between the experience of children and the representation thereof. In order to counteract this gap they have highlighted children’s perspectives in their work, as well as a better understanding of their difficulties concerning their status as migrants.

Published Nov. 3, 2008 1:33 PM

This research project carried out in-depth studies in three Latin American countries on specific sectors which are labelled as a worst form according to ILO Convention 182. This Convention explicitly calls for immediate and effective measures to secure the prohibition and elimination of those forms of child labour that pose a direct threat to the physical and moral health of children.

Published Oct. 9, 2008 1:55 PM

Memory work provides the tool to break through the barriers of discrimination and stigma caused by HIV and AIDS by building strong bridges of communication among children, family members and the wider community. This publication shares learning from the memory work that Healthlink Worldwide, along with six other non-governmental organisations across sub-Saharan Africa, have developed in response to the HIV epidemic.  

Published Sep. 29, 2008 2:37 PM

Report commissioned by the Oak Foundation Child Abuse Programme, Geneva which explores current experiences of projects working on recovery and reintegration. The report considers that there is considerable untapped capacity for supporting the recovery and reintegration of child victims within communities, families and the children themselves. Consequently, the long-term policies and strategy for combating and addressing the causes and effects of child trafficking and sexual exploitation in sustainable ways may lie in directing more effort and funding to unlocking that capacity. 

Published July 7, 2008 4:09 PM

The 2008 version of TransMONEE database is now available for immediate download. TransMONEE contains information on social and economic issues relevant to the well-being of children and young people in the countries of Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS). The data are updated annually through an ongoing collaboration between the National Statistical Offices in the CEE/CIS countries, the UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre and the UNICEF Regional Office for CEE/CIS.  

Published July 7, 2008 12:07 PM

The MONEE project Regional Monitoring Report of the UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre is a unique source of information on the social side of the transition taking place in Central and Eastern Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States. Each year's Report contains an update on the social and economic trends affecting children and families in the region, in-depth analysis of a particular theme and a detailed Statistical Annex.