The State of the World's Children 1998

The State of the World's Children 1998

by UNICEF, Unacef
     
 

The 1998 State of the World's Children report concerns a silent emergency known as malnutrition. Rising out of the combined onslaught of poverty and preventable diseases, malnutrition takes the lives of nearly 200 million children (aged five or younger) every single day—most of them in the developing world. Malnutrition also threatens mental and physical

Overview

The 1998 State of the World's Children report concerns a silent emergency known as malnutrition. Rising out of the combined onslaught of poverty and preventable diseases, malnutrition takes the lives of nearly 200 million children (aged five or younger) every single day—most of them in the developing world. Malnutrition also threatens mental and physical development, and can have, as illustrated in this important new UNICEF volume, severely harmful effects on children, families, and—ultimately—the social and economic growth of nations.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198294016
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
05/28/1998
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
132
Product dimensions:
7.90(w) x 10.20(h) x 0.20(d)

Meet the Author

The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) was created by the United Nations General Assembly in 1946 to meet the emergency needs of children in Europe. In 1953, the organization (then known as the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund) became a permanent part of the UN system and its role was broadened to respond to the long-term needs of children living in poverty in the developing world.
Today, UNICEF is the only UN organization dedicated exclusively to the well-being of children. Its mandate is shaped by a commitment to children's human rights, as enshrined in the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. UNICEF cooperates with governments and non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and other United Nations agencies, to extend the benefits of community-based services in primary health care, nutrition, basic education, and safe water and sanitation in over 160 countries.

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