Every child counts: revealing disparities, advancing children's rights

United Nations Children's Fund
Series title: 
The State of the world's children 2014 in numbers

Thirty years have passed since The State of the World’s Children began to

publish tables of standardized global and national statistics aimed at providing

a detailed picture of children’s circumstances.

Much has changed in the decades since the first indicators of child well-being

were presented. But the basic idea has not: Credible data about children’s

situations are critical to the improvement of their lives – and indispensable to

realizing the rights of every child.

Data continue to support advocacy and action on behalf of the world’s

2.2 billion children, providing governments with facts on which to base

decisions and actions to improve children’s lives. And new ways of collecting

and using data will help target investments and interventions to reach the

most vulnerable children.

Data do not, of themselves, change the world. They make change possible –

by identifying needs, supporting advocacy, and gauging progress. What

matters most is that decision-makers use the data to make positive change,

and that the data are available for children and communities to use in holding

duty-bearers to account.

Library code: 
Classification no: 
General Collection
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Publication details: 
UNICEF: New York
Physical description: 
110p.: ill.