Fast facts

Less than 10% of children

Could access early childhood care and education in one-third of countries in 2011.

Quote of the month

The more children in conflict with the law are shut out of society, the harder it is for them to heal. Progress has been made but justice is often blind to children’s needs. Justice systems must adjust to meet the rights of all children.

Yoka Brandt, UNICEF Deputy Executive Director

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).