State of the World's Children, The: Early Childhood by United Nations Publications, United Nations Children's Fund

By United Nations Publications, United Nations Children's Fund

What occurs throughout the very earliest years of a kid's existence, from delivery to age three, impacts how the remainder of youth and early life unfolds. but, this serious time is mostly missed within the rules, programmes and budgets of nations. Drawing from reviews internationally, The nation of the World's youngsters 2001 info the day-by-day lives of oldsters and different caregivers who're striving - within the face of conflict, poverty and the HIV/AIDS epidemic - to guard the rights and meet the wishes of those childrens. nation profiles, maps and statistical info for 193 international locations also are provided.

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40 Every dollar spent on a The seeds of ethnic and religious intolerwarplane is one unavailable to be spent on ance are sown early. But if a fraction of the children. In the village of Ambanganga, there money that is pumped into military destrucare no bombs or landmines. 7% 85% 80% 1980 1982 1984 1986 1988 1990 1992 Note: HIV-prevalence rate is among adults at end of 1999. Source: Adapted from UNAIDS, Report on the global HIV/AIDS epidemic – June 2000, fig. 8. 38 The State of the World’s Children 2001 1994 1996 1998 C O U N T R Y P R O F I L E be replaced by empathy and tolerance.

Spending an hour each day fetching water from a stream about 3 kilometres away from her home, Febronia worries about leaving her young children alone at home. But what worries UNICEF/00-0022/Pirozzi At the St. Francis Hospital in Ifakara, in the United Republic of Tanzania, a woman sits by the bedside of her 16-month-old son, who is severely ill with malaria. TANZANIA, Febronia, 30 The State of the World’s Children 2001 her most is being away from the baby for stretches of three hours or longer.

Apart from its educational functions, the crèche plays a very important role in detecting and preventing children’s problems, which is especially crucial for families in difficult situations,” emphasizes the coordinator of the neighbourhood crèches. ” Programmes that work With some notable exceptions, Sweden for example, the systematic evaluation of the effectiveness of ECD has only just begun. To date, there are no comparable national studies that connect ECD to improvements in either the psychosocial development of UNICEF/81446/West Bank and Gaza/Pirozzi increasing flexibility and demands of the job market.

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