UNICEF: Building the Future: Children and the Sustainable Development Goals in Rich Countries


UNICEF Innocenti

Published on Jun 14, 2017

In high income countries, 1 in 5 children lives in poverty. 1 in 3 fifteen year olds does not meet minimum education standards in reading, science and math. 1 in 8 children faces food insecurity. The UN sustainable development goals are a roadmap for improving the lives of children — in rich and poor countries alike. New research from UNICEF ranks countries on how well prepared they are to meet their goals. Sustainable development means protecting the rights of all children, no matter where they live.

https://www.unicef-irc.org/publications/890/

Building the Future: Children and the Sustainable Development Goals in Rich Countries

https://www.unicef-irc.org/publications/pdf/RC14_eng.pdf

Global press release – innocenti report card 14

Building the Future: Children and the Sustainable Development Goals in Rich Countries

(New York/Florence, 15 June 2017) 1 in 5 children in high-income countries lives in relative income poverty and an average of 1 in 8 faces food insecurity, according to the latest Report Card issued by the UNICEF Office of Research – Innocenti.

Building the Future: Children and the Sustainable Development Goals in Rich Countries is the first report to assess the status of children in 41 high-income countries in relation to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) identified as most important for child well-being. It ranks countries based on their performance and details the challenges and opportunities that advanced economies face in achieving global commitments to children.

“Report Card 14 is a wake-up-call that even in high-income countries progress does not benefit all children,” said Sarah Cook, Director of UNICEF Innocenti. “Higher incomes do not automatically lead to improved outcomes for all children, and may indeed deepen inequalities. Governments in all countries need to take action to ensure the gaps are reduced and progress is made to reach the SDGs for children.”

https://www.unicef-irc.org/article/1620/

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