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The State of the World´s Children 2005. Childhood under threat


Carol Bellamy.United Nations Children’s Fund

Abstract

There have been significant advances since the Convention was adopted in
the fulfilment of children’s rights to survival, health and education through
the provision of essential goods and services, and a growing recognition
of the need to create a protective environment to shield children from
exploitation, abuse and violence. Worryingly, however, in several regions
and countries some of these gains appear in danger of reversal from three
key threats: poverty, armed conflict and HIV/AIDS. The rights of over
1 billion children are violated because they are severely underserved of
at least one or more of the basic goods and services required to survive,
grow and develop. Millions of children are growing up in families and
communities torn apart by armed conflict. In sub-Saharan Africa,
HIV/AIDS has led to rising child mortality rates, sharp reductions in life
expectancy and millions of orphans. Although the problem is most acute
in Africa, HIV prevalence rates are also rising in other parts of the world.

Scope

International

Year Language

2004 English, Spanish, French

Category Type

Grey Literature Report

Keywords

Exploitation, Health, Infancy, Poverty, Rights, Statistics, Violence

Format ISBN

Pdf file 92-806-3817-3

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