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The State of the World’s Children 2014: Putting Data to Use in the Fight for Children’s Rights

The world made a set of promises to children 25 years ago when it adopted the Convention on the Rights of the Child. Have we kept those promises? Find out in UNICEF's The State of the World’s Children 2014 in Numbers: http://uni.cf/data

— UNICEF has just launched a year of heavy emphasis on numbers — numbers that show how much progress the world has made since it adopted a Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) and what more needs to be done to ensure that 25 year-old-promise to the world’s children is kept. UNICEF’s flagship report State […]

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UNICEF’s Birthday Wish: A Birth Certificate for Every Child

A Bangladeshi mother holds her child and his birth registration card.

— UNICEF turns 67 today, and it marked its birthday with the release of Every Child’s Birth Right. This report focuses a spotlight on the “Invisible Children,” the 230 million children under the age of five who lack birth certificates. One in three children does not officially exist Around the world, one in three children under the […]

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U.S. Makes Progress in Protecting Children


— As you may know from our advocacy alert, the United States has yet to ratify the Convention on the Rights of the Child. The U.S. did, however, ratify two optional protocols, which help ensure that children never serve as soldiers, and which prohibit child prostitution, child pornography and the sale of children. In January, the United States presented a report to the Committee on the Rights of the Child on its implementation of both protocols. The Committee noted that the U.S. has made significant progress since ratifying the treaties a decade ago, but it also highlighted some areas where the U.S. Government might make improvements.

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The U.S. human rights record and how to share it

— Most Americans probably missed it, but November 5 was an important milestone for the United States – on that date was the United States’ first ever presentation of a Universal Periodic Review (UPR) report to the United Nations Human Rights Council.

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Thursday Video: Rescue a Child

— The Convention on the Rights of the Child is the most widely accepted human rights treaty in history. To date, 193 nations have ratified this important treaty. The only two UN member states that have not ratified the CRC are Somalia and the United States.

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Prize-winning photographer sees education gap narrow

Imane Tirich is one of six young photographers who will be travelling to Cannes this week to accept a Sony World Photography Award sponsored by UNICEF and the World Photography Organization.

Along with other young advocate/photographers from Romania, Israel, Brazil, New Zealand and the USA, Ms. Tirich set out to capture an image relevant to the 20th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child.

This week’s Monday photo focuses on a child’s right to education.

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