UNICEF: State of the World’s Children in 2015

New York, N.Y.  As UNICEF marks twenty-five years of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, the 2015 edition of The State of the World’s Children calls for brave and fresh thinking to address age-old problems that still affect the world’s most disadvantaged children. In particular, the report calls for innovation – and for the best and brightest solutions coming from communities to be taken to scale to benefit every child.


The report highlights the work of creative problem solvers around the world, allowing them to talk about the future in their own voice. Much of the content in the report was curated from UNICEF’s series of ‘Activate Talks,’ which have brought together innovators from around the world to highlight specific challenges and concrete actions to realize children’s rights.

Ahead of the report launch, which will take place at 00:01 GMT on 20 November, we are requesting your support, as a key influencer in civil society to help promote the report and generate greater awareness around the power of innovation to drive change for children.

There are a number of ways in which you can do this:

  • Firstly, UNICEF encourages you to read and share the report and videos, which will become available on 20th November through this link and share your ideas through social media using the report’s main hashtag: #EVERYchild, as well as #innovation, when relevant. Also, make sure you are following @UNICEF on Twitter and Facebook to keep up with our #EVERYchild messages to help spread the word!
  • As a civil society partner, UNICEF also encourages you to highlight and share innovative projects that you or other civil society organizations are working on using the report’s Innovation Map (click here to access the map after the report launch). You can also share this message with other civil society organizations, and encourage them to participate and spread the word.
  • Please also consider writing about the report and its findings in the form of a blog post or article, and sharing the report, videos and essays with colleagues.
  • If you are involved in academic activities, you can write about the report and its findings in the form of a blog post or article, and share the report, videos and essays with students and colleagues.

By helping to create a global conversation around innovation as a means of reaching the most disadvantaged children, you are helping to put innovation for equity at the centre of the global agenda.

UNICEF Civil Society Partnerships Unit
3 United Nations Plaza, New York, N.Y. 10017

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The Stewardship Report on Connecting Goodness is the communications platform of The James Jay Dudley Luce Foundation (www.lucefoundation.org). There are now more than 100 contributors around the world to this publication.

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