UNICEF Releases ‘State Of The World’s Children’ Report, Urges Better Data Collection

News outlets discuss a new report from UNICEF, which encourages better data collection for ensuring children’s human rights.

RTT News: UNICEF Highlights Importance Of Data Collection In Protecting Children’s Rights
“Urging greater efforts to identify and address the gaps that prevent the most disadvantaged of the world’s 2.2 billion children from enjoying their rights, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) on Thursday released an innovative new report spotlighting the importance of data in targeting funds and action to reach those who need it most…” (1/30).

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Better data, analysis are key to protecting children — UNICEF
“Over the last two decades, improvements in health, water and sanitation services and immunization campaigns have saved the lives of 90 million children, UNICEF said in its flagship report…” (Caspani, 1/30).

U.N. News Centre: ‘Being counted makes children visible’ says UNICEF in new data-driven report
“…The report notes that ‘being counted makes children visible, and this act of recognition makes it possible to address their needs and advance their rights.’ It adds that innovations in data collection, analysis and dissemination are making it possible to disaggregate data by such factors as location, wealth, sex and ethnic or disability status, to include children who have been excluded or overlooked by broad averages…” (1/30).

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