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Report Card 11

10 Apr 2013

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A comparative overview of child well-being in 29 rich countries

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Report Card 10

29 May 2012

Philip Wolmuth / Panos - UNITED KINGDOM South Yorkshire, England Great Britain UK <br /> Children in the ex-mining town of Grimethorpe. The community lost its major source of employment when the colliery closed in 1993, soon followed by the coal-fired power station and the Coalite coking works.
A first-ever analysis of new figures from the European Union’s Statistics on Income and Living Conditions household surveys reveals the extent of child poverty and child deprivation in the world’s advanced economies. Some 13 million children in the EU, plus Norway and Iceland, are found to be "deprived", lacking basic items necessary for their development.
Meanwhile, 30 million children live in relative poverty in 35 countries with developed economies.

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Child drowning

23 May 2012

© UNICEF/BANA2006-00276/Wasif - Children climbing trees, scaling branches by water bodies, such as ponds, rivers, often fall into the water, and face drowning, and near-drowning, situations.
New research finds that drowning is a leading cause of death for children after infancy (1-17 years) in Bangladesh, Cambodia, China (Beijing and Jiangxi Province), Thailand and Viet Nam.
Surveys counted child deaths directly at households within communities, instead of depending on figures available from health centres and hospitals. In these countries, about one out of four children who die after infancy die due to drowning.

The research also breaks ground in identifying successful prevention programmes. Whilst the total number of drowning deaths is more than the number who die from measles, polio, whooping cough, tetanus, diphtheria and tuberculosis combined, the report discusses prevention methods that are more than 80 percent effective, and cost efficient.

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Child Safety Online

13 Dec 2011

©UNICEF/NYHQ2007-1397/Pirozzi - A girl and a boy use a laptop computer in the primary school in the village of Kawangile in Eastern Province, about 100 km from Kigali, the capital of Rwanda. UNICEF provides educational supplies and supports teacher-training at the child-friendly school, and also supported construction of the school and its sports and play areas and provided latrines.
Innocenti's new report, conducted in partnership with the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP) in the UK, discusses the nature and scale of sexual abuse and exploitation of children online. The report pinpoints key areas that are essential to create a safer environment for children on the Internet.

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Innocenti's New Website

30 Jun 2011

©UNICEF IRC 2011 - IRC logo
Welcome to the new face of UNICEF’s Innocenti Research Centre (IRC); a stride towards maximising the use and impact of Innocenti’s research for the world’s most vulnerable children.
Take a tour of the site or see a snapshot of why we do what we do.

Behind this transition is our new Director, Gordon Alexander. Watch him outline his vision. Joining Gordon in setting IRC’s agenda and Programmes for 2011 and beyond are the new Chiefs of Child Protection and Social & Economic Policy.

Shared innovation is key to achieving UNICEF’s mission to improve our world for our children. This new site offers another step.



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Innocenti Report Card 9 -The Children Left Behind

03 Dec 2010

©UNICEF IRC / 2010 - Cover page resized
A landmark Innocenti report finds that children in many wealthy nations suffer greater inequality than children in other wealthy countries.

As debates rage on austerity measures and social spending cuts, Report Card 9: The Children Left Behind focuses on the hundreds of thousands of children who risk being left behind in the world’s richest countries.

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Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting: The dynamics of social change

18 Nov 2010

©UNICEF IRC / 2010 - The dynamics of social change cover page
A new report provides evidence on how communities across Africa are ending female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C), despite strong countervailing social pressures.

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Launch of the UNICEF-Harvard University publication

03 Sep 2010

©UNICEF/2006-2801/Brioni - Children and Transitional Justice cover page
Nobel Peace Prize Winner Archbishop Desmond Tutu visited UNICEF House, where he met with UNICEF Executive Director Ann M. Veneman and launched a new publication that explores why any successful transition from war to peace must ensure that children have a place - and a voice - in helping to build a peaceful and stable future.



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Innocenti Insight

22 Oct 2009

©UNICEF IRC - Presentation of the Innocenti Insight on children in immigrant families
Presentation of the Innocenti Insight on children in immigrant families

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O8 Summit

25 Jun 2009

©Provincia di Nuoro/2009 - Logo O8 SUMMIT OMBUDSMAN FOR CHILDREN Nuoro Italy 2009

Innocenti Report Card 8

11 Dec 2008

©UNICEF IRC - Launch of the Innocenti Report Card 8
Launch of the Innocenti Report Card 8

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Child Trafficking in South Asia

27 Aug 2008

©UNICEF IRC - Launch of the Innocenti Insight on Child Trafficking in South Asia
Launch of the Innocenti Insight on Child Trafficking in South Asia

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Presentation of Innocenti Insight

26 Oct 2007

©UNICEF IRC - Presentation of the Innocenti Insight
Presentation of the Innocenti Insight: Caring for children affected by HIV and AIDS

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Innocenti Report Card 7

14 Feb 2007

©UNICEF IRC - Launch of Innocenti Report Card 7
Launch of Innocenti Report Card 7

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Silver Banner Award

29 Nov 2006

 - Silver Banner Award conferred on UNICEF by the Regional Council of Tuscany-Italy
Silver Banner Award conferred on UNICEF by the Regional Council of Tuscany-Italy

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Euronet/UN meeting

13 Nov 2006

 - European Children’s Network / UN meeting
European Children’s Network / UN meeting

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Innocenti Social Monitor 2006

18 Oct 2006

©UNICEF IRC - Launch of the Innocenti Social Monitor 2006
Launch of the Innocenti Social Monitor 2006

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Breastfeeding week

08 Jan 2006

©Estate of Pablo Picasso - Publication sharing
Publication sharing

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Innocenti Digest no. 12

24 Nov 2005

©UNICEF IRC - International launch of Innocenti Digest no. 12
International launch of Innocenti Digest no. 12: Changing A Harmful Social Convention: Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting

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Celebrating the Innocenti Declaration

21 Nov 2005

©UNICEF IRC - Innocenti Declaration Anniversary
Innocenti Declaration Anniversary

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Innocenti Insight no. 12

05 Oct 2005

©UNICEF IRC - International Launch of the Innocenti Insight no. 12
International Launch of the Innocenti Insight no. 12: Children and Disability in Transition in CEE/CIS and Baltic States

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Innocenti Report Card no. 6

01 Mar 2005

©UNICEF IRC - Launch of the Innocenti Report Card no. 6
Launch of the Innocenti Report Card no. 6

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Presentation of the new Child Friendly Cities Website

17 Dec 2004

 - Presentation of the new Child Friendly Cities Website
Presentation of the new Child Friendly Cities Website

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Innocenti Social Monitor 2004

13 Oct 2004

©UNICEF IRC - Launch of the Innocenti Social Monitor 2004
Launch of the Innocenti Social Monitor 2004

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Child Trafficking Research Hub - www.childtrafficking.org

10 Sep 2004

©UNICEF IRC - New Child Trafficking Research Hub - www.childtrafficking.org
New Child Trafficking Research Hub - www.childtrafficking.org

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Innocenti Insight 9

23 Apr 2004

©UNICEF IRC - International launch of the Innocenti Insight no. 9
International launch of the Innocenti Insight no. 9: Trafficking in human beings, especially women and children, in Africa (second edition)

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Innocenti Digest no. 11

25 Feb 2004

©UNICEF IRC - International launch of the Innocenti Digest no. 11 "Ensuring the rights of indigenous children"
International launch of the Innocenti Digest no. 11 "Ensuring the rights of indigenous children"

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Innocenti Report Card 5

18 Sep 2003

©UNICEF IRC - Launch of the Innocenti Report Card no. 5
Launch of the Innocenti Report Card no. 5

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Innocenti Social Monitor 2003

22 Jul 2003

©UNICEF IRC - Launch of Social Monitor 2003
Launch of Social Monitor 2003

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Innocenti Digest no. 10

07 Feb 2003

©UNICEF IRC - Poverty and exclusion among urban children
Release of Innocenti Digest: Poverty and exclusion among urban children

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Report Card 4

26 Nov 2002

©UNICEF IRC - A League Table of Educational Disadvantage in Rich Nations
Launch of Report Card 4: A League Table of Educational Disadvantage in Rich Nations

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When the invisible hand rocks the cradle (Innocenti Working Paper 93)

19 Nov 2002

 - A major report commissioned by the international research unit of UNICEF has found New Zealand's children have borne the brunt of economic and social reforms.
A major report commissioned by the international research unit of UNICEF has found New Zealand's children have borne the brunt of economic and social reforms.

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Environment and Urbanization

02 Oct 2002

©UNICEF IRC / Altan - The October 2002 issue of Environment & Urbanization focuses on building cities with and for children and youth. Among several UNICEF contributions, there are three articles on Child Friendly Cities generated by the CFC Secretariat project.
The October 2002 issue of Environment & Urbanization focuses on building cities with and for children and youth. Among several UNICEF contributions, there are three articles on Child Friendly Cities generated by the CFC Secretariat project.

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Innocenti Social Monitor 2002

18 Sep 2002

©UNICEF IRC - Launch of the Social Monitor 2002
Launch of the Innocenti Social Monitor 2002

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Innocenti Digest no. 9

04 Jun 2002

©UNICEF IRC - Launch of the Innocenti Digest no. 9: Birth Registration: Right from the Start.
Launch of the Innocenti Digest no. 9: Birth Registration: Right from the Start

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Monee 8

29 Nov 2001

©UNICEF IRC - Launch of the Monee Report no. 8. A decade of transition
Launch of the Monee Report no. 8. A decade of transition

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Say yes for children campaign

19 Sep 2001

 - International campaign Say yes for children organised on the occasion of the Special Session for Children of the United Nations
International campaign Say yes for children organised on the occasion of the Special Session for Children of the United Nations

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Child Friendly Cities web site

27 Jul 2001

©UNICEF IRC/2001/ Altan -
Launch of the Child Friendly Cities web site

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Youth discussion guide

10 Jul 2001

 - Publication of the Youth discussion guide
Publication of the Youth discussion guide: Young people in changing societies

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The dynamics of child poverty in industrialized countries

30 Jun 2001

 - Co-publication with Cambridge University Press The dynamics of child poverty in industrialized countries
Co-publication with Cambridge University Press The dynamics of child poverty in industrialized countries

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Innocenti Digest no. 7

07 Mar 2001

©UNICEF IRC - Launch of the Innocenti Digest no. 7:  Early marriage: child spouses
Launch of the Innocenti Digest no. 7: Early marriage: child spouses

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Report Card no. 2

06 Feb 2001

©UNICEF IRC - Launch of the Report Card 2 : A league table of child deaths by injury in rich nations
Launch of the Report Card 2 : A league table of child deaths by injury in rich nations

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MONEE 7

08 Nov 2000

©UNICEF IRC - Launch of the MONEE report no. 7:  Young people in changing societies
Launch of the MONEE report no. 7: Young people in changing societies

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Report Card 1

13 Jun 2000

©UNICEF IRC - Launch of Report Card no. 1 A league table of child poverty in rich nations
Launch of Report Card no. 1: A league table of child poverty in rich nations

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Basic services for all

12 Jun 2000

Launch of the publication Basic services for all?

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Innocenti Digest no. 6

31 May 2000

©UNICEF/HQ04-0236/Ben Parker - A girl waits with other family members outside a UNICEF-supported therapeutic feeding centre, where her baby sister is being treated, at a hospital in the town of Kutum in North Darfur. Her family is among some 60,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs) now sheltering in and around the town
Launch of Innocenti Digest no. 6 Domestic violence against women and girls

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Seminar at the University of Pisa

07 May 2000

©UNICEF/HQ04-0604/Giacomo Pirozzi - AZERBAIJAN: Children’s hands are raised high in front of a portion of the UNICEF logo painted on the side of a shipping container in the Galagayin settlement for internally displaced persons (IDPs), in the district of Sabirabad, 180 km south of Baku, the capital.
Statement by Mehr Khan given at a seminar organized by the University of Pisa

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Book release

11 Apr 2000

 - The Welfare of Europe's Children - Are EU member states converging?  published
The Welfare of Europe's Children - Are EU member states converging? Released

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Signature of the Agreement

15 Feb 2000

©Istituto degli Innocenti - The Spedale degli innocenti where UNICEF IRC is hosted
Agreement between UNICEF IRC and IDI

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1989-1999: No ordinary decade for children's rights

10 Dec 1999

©UNICEF/HQ00-0485/Radhika Chalasani - In 2000 in Somalia, a baby, held by a sling on his mother's back, looks behind him, amidst a crowd of other children and women waiting to be attended to outside the UNICEF-assisted maternal and child health clinic in the village of Rabdure. To assist families during the current drought, malnourished children receive a monthly ration of 10 kg of Unimix, a high-protein feeding supplement for malnourished children, provided by UNICEF.
Meeting organized with the Tuscany Region: 1989-1999 No ordinary decade for children's rights

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After the fall

04 Nov 1999

Launch of the publication After the Fall

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Monee 6

22 Sep 1999

Launch of Monee report no. 6 Women in transition

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Innocenti Digest no. 5

17 May 1999

Launch of the Innocenti Digest no. 5 Child domestic work

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