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UNICEF to present Progress for Every Child in the SDG Era report in Minsk

Society 20.02.2018 | 17:00
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MINSK, 20 February (BelTA) - The UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) will present the report Progress for Every Child in the Sustainable Development Goals Era at the regional forum on Sustainable Development Goals in Minsk on 21 February, BelTA learned from the press service of the Belarusian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Progress for Every Child in the Sustainable Development Goals Era is the first comprehensive assessment by the UNICEF of the progress made in achieving the child-related Sustainable Development Goals.

Based on current trends, it will show trajectories to 2030 for a wide range of indicators – pinpointing where faster progress is needed to realize the rights of every child to survive and thrive, learn, be protected, live in a safe environment and have a fair chance in life.

The report shows Belarus making steady achievements in many respects. For example, the country has already achieved its goals across half of the indicators which characterize the life and prosperity of children.

In addition to the indicators directly related to the realization of children's rights in the Substantial Development Goals era, the report cites the ranking of the national statistical capacity in the countries to reflect the willingness of the countries to monitor and provide reporting on all SDGs, not only those related to children. For the past five years, Belarus has been consistently among the 10% best countries (14 out of 146 countries in 2017) on this ranking compiled using the World Bank's methodology.

The presentation of the report will be attended by Belarus' Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Andrei Dapkiunas, Chairperson of Belarus' National Statistics Committee Inna Medvedeva, Associate Director at the UNICEF Division of Data, Research and Policy Mark Hereward and UNICEF representative in Belarus Dr. Rashed Mustafa Sarwar.

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