State of the World's Children

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1564-975X (online)
http://dx.doi.org/10.18356/82edf4c7-en
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Each year, the United Nations Children's Fund's (UNICEF’s) flagship publication, The State of the World's Children, closely examines a key issue affecting children. The report includes supporting data and statistics.

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The State of the World's Children 1997

The State of the World's Children 1997

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Author(s):
Carol Bellamy
31 Dec 1997
Pages:
108
ISBN:
9789210597432 (PDF)
http://dx.doi.org/10.18356/6e7e7b84-en

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Each year, The State of the World's Children closely examines a key issue affecting children. The 1997 Report focuses on the controversial and emotional, as well as complex and challenging issue of child labour. It asserts that thoughtful and comprehensive attempts at solutions must be guided by the best interests of the child and the Convention on the Rights of the Child. The Report urges an immediate end to hazardous and exploitative child labour and advocates urgent support for education so that children may acquire knowledge and skills to improve their lives.
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  • Foreword
    The well-being of children has been the inspiration and the driving purpose of the United Nations Children's Fund for 50 years. It is from this unique perspective and experience that UNICEF adds its voice, concern and expertise to the debate about child labour, the primary focus of The State of the World's Children 1997 report.
  • The Convention on the Rights of the Child: A new era for children
    Fifty years ago, in the aftermath of the most devastating war in history, UNICEF was created on 11 December 1946 to provide succour to children. Its establishment stemmed from the concern that children would not be adequately protected in the overall relief effort under way in Europe. The international recognition that children required special attention was revolutionary at the time.
  • Children at risk: Ending hazardous and exploitative child labour
    The description could come from an observer appalled at the working conditions endured by children in the 19th century in British mills and factories.
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