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UNICEF promotes the rights and wellbeing of every child, in everything we do. Together with our partners, we work in 190 countries and territories to translate that commitment into practical action, focusing special effort on reaching the most vulnerable and excluded children, to the benefit of all children, everywhere.

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VIDEO REPORT - In Kenya, maternal shelters are part of a broad package of care designed to reduce child mortality

Worldwide, under-5 mortality has declined from more than 12 million deaths in 1990 to 7.6 million in 2010 – yet thousands of children still die every day from preventable diseases.  This video is part of a series highlighting global efforts to improve child survival.

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Can you believe it?..Nearly 21,000 children under five died every day in 2010.

The good news is…that’s about 12,000 fewer a day than in 1990.

We CAN put an end to preventable child deaths.

Learn more:  http://www.unicef.org

© UNICEF/NYHQ2009-0599/Shehzad Noorani

A woman smiles as she holds her newborn at Oblast Children’s Hospital in the eastern city of Kharkiv, Ukraine.

In Ukraine, the situation for children remains precarious, despite recent economic improvements. UNICEF supports: improved early childhood care, including promoting exclusive breastfeeding for newborns; the creation of youth-friendly clinics for adolescents; increased use of iodized salt; HIV/AIDS awareness and prevention training and care for affected children; and the promotion of gender equity across all social sectors.

© UNICEF/NYHQ2005-1794/Giacomo Pirozzi

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Niger, 2007: Newborn twins are examined at a UNICEF-supported clinic in Maradi Region. The Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) celebrated its 20th anniversary on 20 November 2009. The CRC is the most endorsed human rights treaty in the world, expressing in international law the rights due every child. Article 6 recognizes that “every child has the inherent right to life… survival and development…”

© UNICEF/Giacomo Pirozzi

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Family Portraits (part 2 of 5)

Families also protect children’s right to survive and thrive. Aliya and her husband care for their infant, in Maradi Region, amid a crisis of chronic malnutrition that affects more than half of Niger’s children. A nurturing family environment is the foundation for realizing child rights. UNICEF works to support the rights and responsibilities of families in the development and protection of children.

Niger - ©UNICEF/NYHQ2007/Pirozzi

UNICEF poster circa 1999 - Part of the “Convention on the Rights of the Child” series

UNICEF stamp - Uganda, 1985

UNICEF stamp - Madagascar, 1965