Fast facts

67 million children

Were not attending primary school in 2011, 53 per cent girls.

Quote of the month

Recruiting the right people, training them and supporting teachers lay a sound foundation to fulfill every child’s right to quality learning.

Jo Bourne, UNICEF Associate Director and Global Chief of Education

Committing to Child Survival: A promise Renewed

In many countries of the region under five mortality is 50–100 percent higher in families in the poorest wealth quintile compared to the richest.

The CEECIS region accounts for only one per cent of the global death toll on pneumonia and diarrhea. Governments with support from UNICEF, WHO and other partners carried out effective programmes to address pneumonia and diarrhoea which led to substantial decreases in child death in the 22 countries and entities that make up this region. This has been reported in 'Committing to Child Survival: A Promised Renewed' (2012).