The State of the World's Children 2004

Girls, Education and Development

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The State of the World’s Children 2004 emphasizes the important role that girls’ education plays in advancing human development. It highlights strategies, programmes and initiatives in place in countries all around the world aimed at promoting girls’ education and improving the lives of all children.

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Within a family, there are invariably times when one child will need more attention than another. To respond to the needs of that child is not to say that the others are loved any less. Rather, at that particular moment, the needs of one are more pressing, more critical. Every parent knows this to be true; every child realizes it at some intuitive level.

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