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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Human rights-based approach: Statement of common understanding

Secretary-General Kofi A. Annan has called on all agencies of the United Nations to mainstream human rights into their activities and programmes within the framework of their respective mandates. A number of them have adopted such an approach and gained experience in its implementation, and are now working on a common understanding of what this means.

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