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dc.description.abstractIn 2006, the sixtieth year of its operation, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) continued its work to ensure that every child received the best possible start in life; was fully immunized and protected from disease, including HIV/aids, and disability; had access to quality primary school education; and was protected from violence, abuse, exploitation and discrimination. In commemoration of UNICEF sixtieth anniversary, the General Assembly adopted a resolution commending the Fund for its work to achieve the Millennium Development Goals and other international development goals in the interest of children. The Assembly also held a plenary meeting devoted to UNICEF history and accomplishments. Progress was made towards mainstreaming children's priorities into national policy. Of the 190 countries that had adopted “A world fit for children”—the outcome document of the General Assembly's twenty-seventh (2002) special session on children—177 were engaged in follow-up activities incorporating the goals contained in the document into their planning processes by developing plans of action on children's issues or integrating the goals into mainstream national development plans, or both. UNICEF began the first year of its medium-term 2006-2009 strategic plan, focusing on the priority areas of young child survival and development; basic education and gender equality; HIV/aids and children; child protection from violence, exploitation and abuse; and policy advocacy and partnerships for children's rights. UNICEF 2006 income increased by 1 per cent over 2005, with a low but somewhat improved ratio of regular to other resources. Efforts continued to implement the 1995 World Programme for Youth to the Year 2000 and Beyond. The Economic and Social Council considered the issue of the promotion of youth employment. In a resolution on the subject, the Council urged Governments to consider youth employment as an integral part of overall strategies for development and collective security. In 2006, UN efforts to implement the 2002 Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing included plans for its review and appraisal, to commence in 2007, under the theme “Addressing the challenges and opportunities of ageing”. In December, the Assembly called upon Governments to take a participatory approach throughout the Plan's implementation process and stressed the need for additional capacity-building at the national level.en
dc.relation.ispartofYearbook of the United Nations, 2006. v. 60
dc.titleYearbook of the United Nations, 2006. Part 3, Economic and social questions. Chapter 11, Children, youth and ageing personsen
dc.typeArticles / Chaptersen
undr.cluster.topicSocial Questionsen
undr.contributor.corporateUN. Department of Public Informationen
undr.subject.corporateUN. Economic and Social Councilen
undr.subject.corporateUN. General Assemblyen
undr.subject.thesaurusSOCIAL DEVELOPMENTen
undr.subject.thesaurusCHILD CAREen
undr.subject.thesaurusRIGHTS OF THE CHILDen
undr.subject.thesaurusCHILD WELFAREen
undr.subject.thesaurusAGEING PERSONSen
undr.relation.ispartofseriesYearbook of the United Nationsen
undr.series.numberingVol. 60en

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