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dc.description.abstractIn 2008, 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 a quality primary school education; and was protected from violence, abuse, exploitation and discrimination. Progress was achieved in realizing the commitments set out in “A world fit for children”, the final document of the twenty-seventh special session of the General Assembly on children, held in 2002. Many countries had incorporated the commitments into their planning by developing plans of action for children's issues. UNICEF continued its focus on five areas for 2006– 2009: 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. In 2008, UNICEF cooperated with 155 countries and responded to emergencies in 78 countries. Progress and constraints with respect to the well-being of youth and their role in society were recorded in implementing the 1995 World Programme of Action for Youth to the Year 2000 and Beyond. The United Nations continued its action to implement the 2002 Madrid International Plan Action on Ageing. In February, the Commission for Social Development completed the first review and appraisal of the International Plan. In July, the Secretary-General provided the outline of a strategic implementation framework for the Plan. In December, the Assembly encouraged Governments to build capacity to eradicate poverty among older persons by integrating ageing issues into poverty eradication strategies and national development plans. The Assembly also stressed the need for additional national capacity-building.en
dc.relation.ispartofYearbook of the United Nations, 2008. v. 62
dc.titleYearbook of the United Nations, 2008. 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. 62en

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