The State of the World's Children 2007
The State of the World's Children 2007 examines the discrimination and disempowerment women face throughout their lives - and outlines what must be done to eliminate gender discrimination and empower women and girls. It looks at the status of women today, discusses how gender equality will move all the Millennium Development Goals forward, and shows how investment in women's rights will ultimately produce a double dividend: advancing the rights of both women and children.
Child poverty in South-East Europe - The Innocenti Social Monitor 2006
Although the number of children under 15 living in extreme poverty in South-Eastern Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States has dropped from 32 million to 18 million since the late ‘90s, governments must increase their health and education budgets to ensure regional prosperity. The Innocenti Social Monitor 2006: Understanding Child Poverty in South-Eastern Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States – finds that despite the widespread economic upturn in the region and the large drop in children living in extreme poverty, stark disparities in child well-being and opportunities persist.
Child Alert: Democratic Republic of Congo
Every day 1,200 people, half of them children, are killed in the conflict-hit Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) because of violence, disease and malnutrition, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) said in a report issued today. The report, Child Alert: DRC, also states that more children under age five die each year in the African country than in China - a country with 23 times the population. It draws attention to the to the appalling fact that the total countrywide death toll every six months is similar to that for the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, which killed more than 230,000 people in 12 countries.
The United Nations' 10 forgotten stories of 2006
The United Nations released its 2006 LIST OF '10 STORIES THE WORLD SHOULD HEAR MORE ABOUT'. In this year's list, some stories focus on conflicts that may have been in the media spotlight - but highlight a perspective that does not usually get much play. They are not ranked according to significance.
The State of the World's Refugees 2006
UNHCR released its 'The State of the World's Refugees 2006 - Human displacement in the new millennium'. According to the report, the number of refugees - 9.2 million - is now the lowest level in 25 years but new challenges loom. Conflict is less prevalent today than internal strife and civil war, resulting in fewer refugees crossing international borders but more displaced within their own countries. Although the world's estimated 25 million internally displaced people do not fall under the 1951 Refugees Convention.
The Millennium Development Goals Report 2005
The eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) - which range from halving extreme poverty to halting the spread of HIV/AIDS and providing universal primary education, all by the target date of 2015 - form a blueprint agreed to by all the world's countries and all the world's leading development institutions. They have galvanized unprecedented efforts to meet the needs of the world's poorest.
Human Development Report 2005
This year’s Human Development Report takes stock of human development, including progress towards the MDGs. Looking beyond statistics, it highlights the human costs of missed targets and broken promises. Extreme inequality between countries and within countries is identified as one of the main barriers to human development—and as a powerful brake on accelerated progress towards the MDGs.
Human Security Now (2003)
The report proposes a new security framework that centers directly and specifically on people. Human security focuses on shielding people from critical and pervasive threats and empowering them to take charge of their lives. It demands creating genuine opportunities for people to live in safety and dignity and earn their livelihood.
In larger freedom: towards development, security and human rights for all
Report of the Secretary-General
This report is the programme of action I have been working towards over the past two years. It is aimed at making sure that the commitments made to fight poverty are really carried out in a way that brings results. It is aimed at healing wounds in the international community left by the Iraq war. And it is aimed at restoring the credibility of the United Nations as a leader in the worldwide struggle for human rights. By publishing it now, I am giving world leaders six months to consider and debate it with their peoples, in the hope that they will come here to New York in September ready to take the necessary decisions. -- Secretary-General Kofi Annan
INVESTING IN THE UNITED NATIONS For a Stronger Organization Worldwide
Secretary-General's Report on Management Reform
Today's United Nations' normative work remains important and substantive. In the past decade however, it has undergone a dramatic operational expansion in a wide range of fields, from human rights to development. Most notable has been a fourfold increase in peacekeeping. The United Nations today has a wide range of new missions, a $5 billion peacekeeping budget and 80,000 peacekeepers in the field - including more than twice as many civilian staff as are employed at Headquarters in New York.
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