The State of the World's Children 2015

Reimagine the Future - Innovation for Every Child (Executive Summary)

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Around the world, an innovation revolution for children is growing -- often in the most unexpected places -- and increasingly led by young people themselves. Fueled by creativity, connectivity and collaboration, new ways of solving problems are emerging -- in tech design studios and university laboratories, in development organizations and corporations, and in kitchens and community centres. To mark the 25th anniversary of the Convention of the Rights of the Child, the 2015 edition of The State of the World's Children highlights the work of remarkable young innovators who are already reimagining the future -- and invites the world to join this rising movements to advance the rights of the child. This publication is the executive summary of the digital report which can be found at http://sowc2015.unicef.org.

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Shaping change to benefit all children

The world is changing rapidly. Where there were around 5 billion people in 1990, by 2050 there will nearly 10 billion – more than 2.6 illion of them younger than 18. Many children born today will enjoy vast opportunities unavailable 25 years ago. But not all will have n equal chance to grow up healthy, educated and able to fulfil their potential and become fully participating citizens, as envisioned in the Convention on the Rights of the Child.

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