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The State of the World's Children 2008 by UNICEF

Cover of The State of the World's Children 2008 by UNICEFUNICEF released the 2008 edition of its annual publication The State of the World's Children on 22 January 2008. This year's report is dedicated to child survival and primary health care for children and their mothers.

In 2006, 9.7 million children died before they reached their fifth birthday. In spite of improvements in the area of child survival, the world is not on track to reach the Millennium Development Goal of reducing the rate of child mortality by two thirds between 1990 and 2015.

The State of the World's Children contains statistical tables with national data on nutrition, health, HIV and AIDS, education, demography, economy, women, and child protection. In the area of education, the report lists data for the following indicators:
  • Primary school enrollment and attendance
  • Secondary school enrollment and attendance
  • Survival rate to grade 5
  • Youth and adult literacy
The tables in The State of the World's Children complement the statistical review Progress for Children that was released by UNICEF in December 2007.

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Friedrich Huebler, 27 January 2008 (edited 1 February 2009), Creative Commons License
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