UNICEF MDG ‘Final Report Card’ Shows Millions Of Children Will Fall Behind Without Greater Effort

News outlets discuss a new report from UNICEF, titled Progress for Children: Beyond Averages.

The Guardian: 68 million children likely to die by 2030 from preventable causes, report warns
“Almost 70 million children under five will die by 2030 from mainly preventable causes unless the world is bolder and more strategic about helping the poorest and most vulnerable young people on the planet, UNICEF has warned in a blunt final report on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)…” (Jones, 6/22).

New York Times: UNICEF Report Describes Grim Trends for the Poorest Children
“…The report was described by UNICEF officials as its ‘final report card’ on whether children had been helped by the so-called Millennium Development Goals, a group of benchmarks established by the United Nations in 2000 for measuring progress in reducing poverty, hunger, child mortality, gender inequality, illiteracy, and environmental degradation by the end of 2015…” (Gladstone, 6/22).

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Children must be at heart of new development goals: UNICEF
“…Despite global progress on achieving MDGs, unequal opportunities have left nearly 600 million children living in extreme poverty on less than $1.25 a day, many denied education, health care, and suffering from malnutrition, said UNICEF…” (Mis, 6/22).

U.N. News Centre: Millions of children will fall behind unless new U.N. development goals focus on most in need — UNICEF
“… ‘As the global community comes together around the Sustainable Development Goals [SDGs], we should set our sights first on reaching the children left behind as we pursued the MDGs,’ UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake writes in the foreword of the report Progress for Children: Beyond Averages, the agency’s final report on the child-related MDGs released late yesterday evening…” (6/23).

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