Publications & reports
UNICEF publications play a critical role in fulfilling the organisation's mandate to advocate for the rights of every child everywhere. Every year, UNICEF publishes a number of flagship reports that you will find in this section.
Innocenti Report Card No. 8– The childcare transition: A league table of education in economically advanced countries.
Innocenti Report Card 8 – The childcare
transition: A league table of early childhood education and care in
economically advanced countries.
Report Card 8, the latest in the report card series from UNICEF’s
Innocenti Research Centre, ranks the rich countries of the world for
their performance on a set of benchmark indicators for early childhood
care and education.
NZ placed seventh equal on a set of 10 benchmarks that outline basic
minimum standards for the care and protection of young children.
Although NZ beat out all the other English-speaking countries -- the
UK, USA, Canada, Australia and Ireland -- the report highlights serious
deficiencies in NZ’s early childhood services. Read the full press release.
Local Government: Respecting the Rights of Our Children
The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCROC) contains a number of universally agreed human rights that are specific to children. As a ratifying State, our Government has an obligation…
State of the World’s Children 2007
On its 60th anniversary, UNICEF launched a report that says gender equality is critical to child survival and development.
lives of women are inextricably linked to the well-being of children,"
State of the World's Children 2008
UNICEF's 2008 SOWC report says community health programmes reduce child mortality.
Strategies that can help reduce the number of children who die
before their fifth birthday were highlighted this…
Innocenti Report Card No. 1: A League Table of Child Poverty in Rich Nations
This new report on child poverty in the world’s wealthiest nations,
concludes that one in six of the rich world’s children is poor - a
total of 47 million.
The new research, published in the first…
Innocenti Report Card No. 2: A League Table of Child Deaths by Injury in Rich Nations
In every single industrialized country, injury has now become the
leading killer of children between the ages of 1 and 14. Taken
together, traffic accidents, intentional injuries, drownings, falls,
Innocenti Report Card No. 3: A League Table of Teenage Births in Rich Nations
The third Innocenti Report Card presents the most up-to-date and
comprehensive survey so far of teenage birth rates in the
industrialized world. And it attempts at least a partial analysis of
Innocenti Report Card No. 4: A League Table of Educational Disadvantage in Rich Nations
This new report from the UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre considers
the effectiveness of public education systems across the rich nations
of the industrialised world. The Report Card takes an overview…
Innocenti Report Card No. 5: A League Table of Child Maltreatment Deaths in Rich Nations
This report represents the first ever attempt to draw a comparative
picture of the physical abuse of children in the 27 richest nations of
the world. UNICEF research estimates that almost 3,500 children…
Innocenti Report Card No. 6: Child poverty in rich countries 2005
The proportion of children living in poverty has risen in a majority
of the world's developed economies. No matter which of the
commonly-used poverty measures is applied, the situation of children is