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MDG Update: Accelerate Progress for Children – Towards a Post-2015 development agenda for all children

MDG Update: Accelerate Progress for Children – Towards a Post-2015 development agenda for all children

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The MDGs are the most successful global anti-poverty initiative in history. They stand for a world of prosperity, equity, freedom, dignity and peace – as embodied in the Millennium Declaration. MDG Update: Accelerate Progress for Children – Towards a Post-2015 development agenda for all children presents an assessment of progress towards the MDG targets using a selection of child and maternal related MDG indicators. It highlights remaining challenges and lists key interventions that are indispensable to contribute to a post-2015 world fit for all children.
The MDGs are the most successful global anti-poverty initiative in history. They stand for a world of prosperity, equity, freedom, dignity and peace – as embodied in the Millennium Declaration. MDG Update: Accelerate Progress for Children – Towards a Post-2015 development agenda for all children presents an assessment of progress towards the MDG targets using a selection of child and maternal related MDG indicators. It highlights remaining challenges and lists key interventions that are indispensable to contribute to a post-2015 world fit for all children.

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The MDGs are the most successful global anti-poverty initiative in history. They standfor a world of prosperity, equity, freedom, dignity and peace – as embodied in theMillennium Declaration. This publication presents an assessment of progress towardsthe MDG targets using a selection of child and maternal related MDG indicators. Ithighlights remaining challenges and lists key interventions that are indispensable tocontribute to a post-2015 world t for all children.The insert to this publication contains UNICEF’s guiding principles to contribute to thenew development agenda and a list of key issues relevant to children for considerationby the international development community for inclusion under the post-2015development agenda.
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 Towards a Post-2015 development agenda for all children
 
Global
Latin America & Caribbean
Western Asia
Northern Africa
Oceania
Eastern Asia
Caucasus & Central Asia
South-Eastern Asia
Southern Asia
Percentage of children under age ve who are moderately or severely stunted. 2008-2012
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c tt s st  sb-S a St asThe conTinuing agenda for childrenKy tvts t pvt  tt :
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Improve women’s nutrition
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Practice early and exclusive breastfeeding
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Provide timely, safe, appropriate and high-quality complementary food
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Appropriate micronutrient interventions
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Reduce the incidence of infectious diseases, suchas diarrhoea, pneumonia, and malaria
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Improve access to safe drinking water andsanitation, stop open defecation and improveoverall household hygiene
Sustainabledevelopment startswith safe, healthy  and well-nourished children
c tt s  btst     w stt
Stunting prevalence, by MDG region, 1990 & 2012
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Source: UNICEF global databases 2013, based on DHS, MICS, and other national surveys.
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Source for stunting trend: UNICEF-WHO-WB Joint Child Malnutrition Estimates, 2012.
Less than 10%10 – 19%20 – 29%30 – 39%40% or moreData not available
et extm Pvty  h
Tt 1c
 
Halve, between 1990 and 2015, the proportion of people who suffer from hunger
it
 
Prevalence of underweight children under-ve years of age
Pss
 
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Underweight prevalence has declined from 25% in 1990 to 15% in 2012
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99 million children under-ve years of age remain underweight, 162 million are stunted
 
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Stunting is associated with a weakened immune response and impaired cognitivedevelopment among young children - the effects of the latter are irreversible
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Southern AsiaSouth-Eastern AsiaCaucasus & Central AsiaEastern AsiaOceaniaNorthern AfricaWestern AsiaLatin America & CaribbeanGlobal
6035472839173783738291929182311 4025
 
41% decline 
41% decline 
57% decline 
79% decline 
4% increase 
37% decline 
38% decline 
50% decline 
38% decline
19902012
 
23.5 millionRest of the world14.9 million40.6 millionSub-Saharan Africa29.8 million37.8 millionSouth & West Asia12.4 million
 
 
 
Number of primary school age children out-of-school,by region,2000-2011
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Pss s sw s 2004, mk t  vs pmy t t t v
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Source: UNESCO Institute for Statistics Fact Sheet, June 2013, No.25.
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Source: UNESCO EFA-GMR, 2012
The conTinuing agenda for children
hw t s tt  bys  s  ts  v  qty t?
 
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Expand early learning opportunities to increasechildren’s school readiness 
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 Address specific needs of the most disadvantagedchildren (e.g. poor, rural, and children with disabilities),especially girls 
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Promote child-friendly education for qualityenhancement and improved learning outcomes 
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Provide alternative delivery mechanisms for those whodropped out or have never been to school 
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Ensure safe and protective access to quality educationin humanitarian emergencies
Education is thesingle most powerful  investment for development.Educate a girl, youeducate a nation.
130 m
attend school butfail to achieve aminimum level oflearning
120 m
will not reachgrade 4
400 m
attend school andachieve minimumlevel of learning
Estimates of minimum learning levels among primary school age children
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f t  t   t mmm  vs
 Total 102 million20002011 Total 57 million
av uvs Pmy et
Tt 2a
 
Ensure that, by 2015, children everywhere, boys and girls alike, will be able to completea full course of primary schooling
it
 
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Net enrolment ratio in primary education 
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Survival rate to the last grade of primary education
Pss
 
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Primary net enrolment ratio (adjusted) increased from 85% in 2000 to 91% in 2011
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Only three out of four children who start primary school actually nish it
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