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UNICEF — The State of the World’s Children 2009

UNICEF — The State of the World’s Children 2009

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THE STATE OF THE WORLD’S CHILDREN
SPECIAL EDITION
Celebrating 20 Yearsof the Conventionon the Rights of the Child
 
© United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)November 2009Permission to reproduce any part of this publication is required.Please contact:Division of Communication, UNICEF3 United Nations Plaza, New York, NY 10017, USATel: (+1-212) 326-7434Email: nyhqdoc.permit@unicef.orgPermission will be freely granted to educational or non-profitorganizations. Others will be requested to pay a small fee.Commentaries represent the personal views of the authors and donot necessarily reflect positions of the United Nations Children’sFund.For any corrigenda found subsequent to printing, please visit ourwebsite at <www.unicef.org/publications>For any data updates subsequent to printing, please visit<www.childinfo.org>ISBN: 978-92-806-4442-5Sales no.: E.10.XX.1United Nations Children’s Fund3 United Nations PlazaNew York, NY 10017, USAEmail: pubdoc@unicef.orgWebsite: www.unicef.org
Acknowledgements
This report was produced with the valuable guidance and contributions of many individuals, both inside and outsideUNICEF. Important contributions for country panels were received from the following UNICEF field offices: China, Egypt,India, Mexico, Mozambique, Serbia, Sierra Leone, South Africa and Sweden. Input was also received from UNICEF regionaloffices and the Innocenti Research Centre.To mark the 20th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child,
The State of the World’s Children
invited con-tributors from a variety of stakeholder groups to give their perspective on what the Convention means to them and whatthey consider to be some of the critical issues it faces in the 21st century. Our gratitude is extended to those contributorspresented in this report: Jacques Barrot, Ishmael Beah, Benita Ferrero-Waldner, Om Prakash Gurjar, Yanghee Lee, LouisMichel, Awa N'Deye Ouedraogo, Hanna Polak, Marjorie Scardino, Timothy P. Shriver, Javier Solana, Tan Sri DatoMuhyiddin Mohd Yassin, Andrés Velasco. Their essays represent a selection of those available at the time of going to pressin mid-2009. The full series of perspectives is available at <www.unicef.org/rightsite>.Special thanks also to Marta Santos Pais,
Special Representative to the Secretary-General on Violence against Children
and former
Director, Innocenti Research Centre,
for her comments, insights and support.
EDITORIAL AND RESEARCH
Patricia Moccia,
Editor-in-Chief 
; David Anthony,
Editor 
;Chris Brazier,
Principal Writer 
; Elizabeth Dettori; Marilia DiNoia; Hirut Gebre-Egziabher; Amy Lai; Natalie Leston;Charlotte Maitre; Meedan Mekonnen; Kristin Moehlmann;Baishalee Nayak; Catherine Rutgers; Shobana Shankar;Judith Yemane
STATISTICAL TABLES*
Tessa Wardlaw,
Associate Director 
, Statistics and MonitoringSection, Division of Policy and Practice; Priscilla Akwara;Danielle Burke; Xiaodong Cai; Claudia Cappa; NgagneDiakhate; Archana Dwivedi; Friedrich Huebler; RouslanKarimov; Rolf Luyendijk; Nyein Nyein Lwin; Holly Newby;Khin Wityee Oo; Emily White Johansson; Danzhen You
PRODUCTION AND DISTRIBUTION
Jaclyn Tierney,
Production Chief 
; Edward Ying, Jr; GermainAke; Fanuel Endalew; Eki Kairupan; Farid Rashid; EliasSalem
PROGRAMME AND POLICY GUIDANCE
UNICEF Programme Division, and Division of Policy andPractice, and Innocenti Research Centre. Particular thanksalso to Saad Houry,
Deputy Executive Director 
; Hilde FrafjordJohnson,
Deputy Executive Director 
;Nicholas Alipui,
Director 
, Programme Division; Richard Morgan,
Director 
,Division of Policy and Practice; Maniza Zaman,
Deputy Director 
, Programme Division; Susan Bissell,
Associate Director 
, Programme Division; Elizabeth Gibbons,
Associate Director 
, Division of Policy and Practice; David Parker,
Deputy Director 
, Innocenti Research Centre; Lena Karlsson;Victor Karunan; Noreen Khan; Nadine Perrault; JoannaOlsson; Vanessa Sedletzki; Daniel Seymour; SaudaminiSiegrist; David Stewart
DESIGN AND PRE-PRESS PRODUCTION
Prographics, Inc.
PRINTING
Brodock Press
TRANSLATION
French edition: 
Marc Chalamet
Spanish edition: 
Carlos Perellón* The Statistical Tables for 2009 are published as a separate volume of
The State of the World’s Children
and are availableat <www.unicef.org/publications>.
 
THE STATE OF THEWORLD’S CHILDREN
SPECIAL EDITION

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