Yearbook of the United Nations, 2003. Part 3, Economic and social questions. Chapter 11, Children, youth and ageing persons
In 2003, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) continued its efforts to ensure that every child received the best start in life; was fully immunized and protected from disease and disability; completed a quality primary education; and was protected from harm, abuse and violence in times of war and peace and in emergencies. All young people were to be given reliable information on HIV/AIDS prevention. Progress towards the implementation of “A world fit for children”, the final document of the General Assembly's twenty-seventh (2002) special session on children, continued in the four major goal areas of the document's Plan of Action—promoting healthy lives, providing quality education, protecting children against abuse, exploitation and violence, and combating HIV/AIDS. UNICEF continued work on its five organizational priorities for 2002-2005: girls education; fighting HIV/AIDS; integrated early childhood development; immunization “plus”; and improved protection from violence, exploitation, abuse and discrimination. The World Youth Report 2003, a comprehensive analysis of the global situation of youth, reviewed the 10 priority areas of the 1995 World Programme of Action for Youth to the Year 2000 and Beyond, and identified five new concerns that had emerged since the Programme's adoption. The second meeting of the High-level Panel of the Youth Employment Network considered a draft action programme, which recommended the next five steps to be taken by the Network. In 2003, the United Nations continued its efforts to implement the Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing, adopted in 2002 by the Second World Assembly on Ageing. The Secretariat proposed a “bottom-up” approach to the review and appraisal of the Plan of Action, and a road map for its implementation was introduced by the Secretary-General in July.
Yearbook of the United Nations, 2003. v. 57; Vol. 57
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