NEW YORK, 30 January 2014 – Declaring that ‘every child counts’, UNICEF today urged greater effort and innovation to identify and address the gaps that prevent the most disadvantaged of the world’s 2.2 billion children from enjoying their rights.
The children’s agency, in a report released today, highlights the importance of data in making progress for children and exposing the unequal access to services and protections that mars the lives of so many.
As usual, we have chosen key indicators from the report for our program countries. There are many more statistics available in the full report at http://www.unicef.org/sowc14/numbers
Below: U5MR = Under-five Mortality Rate, per 1000 live births
LBW = Percentage low birth weight
Excl BF = Percentage of children exclusively breast-fed for the first 6 months
Stunting = Percentage of mild and severe stunting
Youth FLR = Percentage female literacy age 15-24.
Skilled attended = Percentage of births with skilled attendant
MMR = Maternal Mortality: deaths per 100,000 births
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