Yearbook of the United Nations, 2009. Part 3, Economic and social questions. Chapter 11, Children, youth and ageing persons
As the only UN development and humanitarian agency wholly dedicated to children, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) assisted more than 150 countries and territories in 2009, the year of the twentieth anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child. The Convention continued to guide UNICEF mission for children, resulting in advances in child survival, development, protection and participation. UNICEF continued to focus on five main areas: 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 2009, UNICEF cooperated with 155 countries and responded to emergencies in more than 79 countries. The General Assembly, in December, welcomed the Guidelines for the Alternative Care of Children. 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. In December, the Assembly proclaimed the year commencing on 12 August 2010 as the International Year of Youth. The United Nations continued to implement the 2002 Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing. In February, the Secretary-General reported on the strategic implementation framework for the Plan, identifying policy priorities and measures for international cooperation to support national implementation activities. In July, the Secretary-General reported on the follow-up to the 2002 Second World Assembly on Ageing, focusing on the promotion and protection of the human rights of older persons. In December, the General Assembly called on Member States to design more effective prevention strategies, laws and policies to address cases of neglect, abuse and violence against older persons.
Yearbook of the United Nations, 2009. v. 63; Vol. 63
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