The UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre
The UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre in Florence, Italy, was established in 1988 to strengthenthe research capability of the United Nations Children’s Fund and to support its advocacy for chil-dren worldwide. The Centre (formally known as the International Child Development Centre)helps to identify and research current and future areas of UNICEF’s work. Its prime objectivesare to improve international understanding of issues relating to children’s rights and to help fa-cilitate the full implementation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child inboth industrialized and developing countries.The Centre’s publications are contributions to a global debate on child rights issues and includea wide range of opinions. For that reason, the Centre may produce publications that do notnecessarily reflect UNICEF policies or approaches on some topics. The views expressed arethose of the authors and are published by the Centre in order to stimulate further dialogue onchild rights.The Centre collaborates with its host institution in Florence, the Istituto degli Innocenti, in se-lected areas of work. Core funding for the Centre is provided by the Government of Italy, whilefinancial support for specific projects is also provided by other governments, international in-stitutions and private sources, including UNICEF National Committees.Extracts from this publication may be freely reproduced, provided that due acknowledgementis given to the source and to UNICEF.
UNICEF Innocenti Research CentrePiazza SS. Annunziata 1250122 Florence, ItalyTel: (39) 055 20 330Fax: (39) 055 2033 220Email general: firstname.lastname@example.orgEmail publications orders:email@example.comWebsite: www.unicef-irc.orgCover photo: © UNICEF/HQ96-1505/Giacomo PirozziISBN: 978-89129-66-2© The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)December 2007