Yearbook of the United Nations, 2007. Part 3, Economic and social questions. Chapter 11, Children, youth and ageing persons
In 2007, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) continued its efforts 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 a quality primary school education; and was protected from violence, abuse, exploitation and discrimination. UNICEF continued to focus on the five 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. The Fund cooperated with 155 countries, areas and territories in 2007 and also responded to emergencies in more than 68 countries. In December, the General Assembly held the commemorative high-level plenary meeting devoted to the follow-up to the outcome of the special session on children in order to evaluate progress made in the implementation of the Declaration and the Plan of Action adopted at the Assembly's twenty-seventh special session on children in 2002. The high-level meeting culminated in the adoption of a declaration in which Member States reaffirmed their commitment to the implementation of the special session's outcome document, “A world fit for children”, and confirmed their determination to pursue the agreed global targets and actions for mobilizing resources for children, in accordance with that document. Efforts continued during the year to implement the 1995 World Programme of Action for Youth to the Year 2000 and Beyond. In December, the Assembly, on the recommendation of the Economic and Social Council, adopted the Supplement to the World Programme of Action for Youth to the Year 2000 and Beyond, which contained proposals for action on behalf of youth in the areas of globalization, information and communications technology, HIV/aids, armed conflict and intergenerational issues. The United Nations also continued its efforts to implement the Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing, adopted in 2002 by the Second World Assembly on Ageing. At its February session, the Commission for Social Development held a panel discussion to launch the first review and appraisal of the Plan of Action, which would be completed in 2008. In December, the Assembly encouraged Governments to pay greater attention to building capacity to eradicate poverty among older persons by including ageing issues in poverty eradication strategies and national development plans.
Yearbook of the United Nations, 2007. v. 61; Vol. 61
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