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Were not attending primary school in 2011, 53 per cent girls.
UNICEF report calls governments to fight inequity
Despite tremendous achievements over the past 15 years in reducing
UNICEF flagship report ‘The State of the World’s Children 2016: A fair chance for every child’, which was launched on 28 June 2016, shows that if more is not done to reach the most disadvantaged, vulnerable and excluded children, the world will fall short of meeting its goals on ending poverty, reducing child mortality and achieving universal primary and secondary education by 2030.
«For the most part, the constraints on reaching these children are not technical," wrote UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake in his foreword to the report. «They are a matter of political commitment. They are a matter of resources. And they are a matter of collective will.»
The report is a call to action for governments to ramp up their efforts to achieve the SDGs — starting with a focus on the children left furthest behind. Based on UNICEF’s 70 years of experience working on behalf of the